Friday, January 28, 2011

‘Sexual Health Resource Centre’ now open

This fall, we were pleased to announce the continuation of the Sexual Health Resource Centre, which we inherited from long-time community partner Sexual Health Access Alberta following its closure this summer.

As Canada’s sexual health information marketplace, the Resource Centre is a comprehensive source of up-to-date and accurate sexual health information including:
  • books
  • pamphlets
  • educational kits
  • DVDs
  • and other teaching aids 

Resources are available on a broad range of sexual health topics including:  Disability & Plain Language Sexual Health
  • Pre-Teen and Teen Sexuality
  • Adult and General Sexual Health
  • Healthy Pregnancy
  • Talking about Sexuality – for Parents
  • Birth Control
  • Safer Sex, HIV & Sexuality Transmitted Infections
  • Unplanned Pregnancy Options
  • Sexual Identity
  • Sexual Assault & Abuse
  • Menstruation, Menopause & Fertility Awareness
  • Men’s Health
  • Human Rights & Social Action
  • Resources for Professionals
  • Suggested Resources for Teachers

We are also charging forward with expanding the resource catalogue and building additional materials that are specific to Canada.

For further information, please contact or call 403-283-5580.  To view the full resource catalogue, visit us online at

Friday, January 14, 2011

Sex Ed and the digital age

CSHC launches ‘Be a SexPert’ Podcast Series
The Calgary Sexual Health Centre officially launched our ‘Be a SexPert’ podcast series this fall, complementing the already comprehensive sex ed resources available through our website.

In our video podcasts, six young Sexperts take to the streets to ask the public about their sex lives and give no-nonsense advice.  Aimed at a youth audience, the podcasts offer open and honest conversations about sex that they may not hear at home or in school. Through the 12 episodes, viewers can watch our SexPerts get an STI test, talk to their parents about sexuality, and reveal what they've learned in becoming a Sexpert.

Since posting two of our ‘Be a SexPert’ podcasts on our website in October, the episodes have been generating over 300 hits per day.

We're thrilled by this response to our podcasts.  And it indicates a clear need for us to continue to reach out to online communities with sexual health information.

With today’s smart phone technologies, viewers are able to access our podcasts from where ever and whenever they need.  We're excited to be able to support people with their sexual health questions and concerns, with complete privacy and personal convenience.

Two episodes have already been released, with the remaining 10 episodes ready to be released in the weeks ahead.  The next episode will be released on Tuesday, January 18th - and a new episode will be released every 2 weeks after that!   We'll be announcing each new episode on our Facebook and Twitter - so please stay tuned!

Check our website at for the new episodes!   They can also be found on our Facebook page, and downloaded on iTunes.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Thanks for joining the Sexual Health dialogue!

Let's talk about sex!
Healthy sexuality is about more than pregnancy and disease - its about awareness, relationships and open dialogue.  Through this blog, we aim to bring you the latest news and interesting conversation starters about sexual and reproductive health.

We are a community-based organization that provides non-judgementatl sexual and reproductive health services to Calgarians of all ages.  We provide accurate, comprehensive support through counselling, education and outreach services.

 How we help

Free & Confidential Support Services
Our services are available in person, by email or by phone.  We offer free and confidential counselling in the following areas:
  • pregnancy testing
  • pro-choice pregnancy options
  • post-abortion counselling
  • birth control options
  • sexually transmitted infections counselling
  • sexual orientation and gender identity resources
  • comprehensive professional referrals
Empowering Through Education
We offer education programs to inform, motivate and help people from all walks of life make healthy choices about their sexuality.  We offer workshops to community groups and organizations on a wide variety of sexual health topics.  Workshops can be customized to meet your needs.
  • Community Education Programs
  • Youth Education Programs
  • Professional Education Programs
Check our website for more details about our programs and services.