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Sexual Health and Contraception

Sexuality is an important part of reproductive health and it can be hard to find good quality information about a healthy sex life and birth control options. The information below will give you a good basis to start a conversation with us about your sexuality.

Healthy Sexuality Reading club!

Here are some great book recommendations (also fun as audiobooks) to learn more about normal female sexual experiences:

"Come as you are" by Dr. Emily Nagoski

"Better sex through mindfulness" by Dr. Lori Brotto

"The Vagina Bible" and "The Menopause Manifesto" by Dr. Jen Gunter

Sex and U
The SOGC's award winning website regarding sexual health and an excellent review of birth control options.

Intrauterine system (IUD) information

Excellent handouts from the Gynecology Quality Improvement Collaboration on progestin-containing intrauterine devices (ie. Mirena, Kyleena) and the insertion process.

What is the Levonorgestrel IUD?

Getting your Levonorgestrel IUD inserted

The Genderbread Person

A helpful resource to understand gender, or if you need help explaining it to someone else!


Science-based information about how to enhance women's pleasure.

Center for Young Women's Health

A great website from the Boston's Children's Hospital about sexual health, gynecology topics for young women and more.

It's a Plan

An excellent website from the SOGC to help you choose the right form of contraception for you.

Stay-On-Schedule (SOS)

Did you forget to take your pill at the right time?  This helpful site from the SOGC helps you get back on track if you miss a dose of your hormonal contraceptive.

Yes Means Test

Excellent information regarding sexually transmitted infections and how to keep yourself safe and healthy in your relationships.


For some women, the experience of sexual intercourse is painful. Please see the following information regarding some possible causes and ways we can help.

SOGC Concerns and Sexual Problems

Vaginismus information

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