Sexual Health Education

From Canadian Guidelines for Sexual Health Education

Research consistently indicates that positive sexual health outcomes are most likely to occur when sexual health education effectively integrates knowledge, motivation, skill-building opportunities and environmental supports for sexual health. Effective sexual health education involves a combination of educational experiences that will enable:

Acquisition of knowledge

Development of motivation/personal insight

Development of skills that support sexual health

Creation of environment conducive to sexual health

To obtain a copy of Canadian Guidelines for Sexual Health Education, contact :
Division of STD Control, Bureau of communicable Disease Epidemiology, LCDC, Health Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0L2
Tel: (613) 957-1342
Fax: (613) 957-0381


Adapted from Healthier Youth, vol 7 no 1 1996, McCreary centre Society