Information on Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health
CFWH’s founding partner and administrator, The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC), is Canada’s source for information on how women can be healthy “between the hips” throughout life. Below are just some of the resources available on the SOGC web site.
Contraception and Sexual Health
Rated one of the top 5 e-health projects in the world, SexualityandU.ca provides credible and up-to-date sexual health information to teens, adults, parents, teachers, and healthcare professionals.
Spread the Word, Not the Disease
hpvinfo.ca is a comprehensive website providing the latest information on the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). The site offers information aimed at teens, adults, parents, teachers and health professionals. Spread the word, not the disease.
Aboriginal Sexual Health
Every year, almost 400,000 Canadian women receive a call that their Pap test result is abnormal. In many cases, the call is made by a nurse or medical receptionist who cannot discuss the results or implications over the phone. Often women are not given any information about what that means and are left feeling nervous or unsure about what happens next.
This website has been developed by the Society of Canadian Colopscopists to provide women with information about Pap testing and what it means to have abnormal test results. All of the information contained in this website has been reviewed by physicians.
Healthy Beginnings: Giving your baby the best start, from preconception to birth is the ultimate step-by-step guide to pregnancy and childbirth. From preconception to postnatal care, Healthy Beginnings is a premier resource for mothers-to-be, mothers and caregivers alike, creating an accessible guide with the most up-to-date expert maternal information.
Endometriosisinfo.ca provides evidence-based information, prepared by physicians, for women who may be suffering from chronic pelvic pain and infertility due to endometriosis.
Ottawa Endometriosis Support Association (OESA) is a support group for women with Endometriosis in and around Ottawa, and the National Capital Region. The OESA meets regularly in a women only setting to offer support in a peer environment. They do not offer medical advice or act as a referral service for treatment. Their members meet to share their struggles and triumphs with a disease that often causes social isolation.
Menopause can bring symptoms caused by fluctuating hormones, such as irregular periods, night sweats, hot flashes, fatigue, aches and pains, and changes in your love life. Sometimes these symptoms are hardly noticeable. Sometimes they get in the way of normal day-to-day life. Find help at MenopauseandU.ca, an online resource offering information you can trust from medical experts about menopause symptoms and treatments.
Video FAQs — Doctors Answer Your Questions
Ever leave the doctor’s office with a question in the back of your mind that you wish you had asked? SOGC experts in obstetrics and gynaecology sit in front of the camera to address the health concerns that women commonly share on topics ranging from menopause and pregnancy to sexual health and contraception.
Sexual and Reproductive Health Resources
Examples of information and resources on a host of sexual and reproductive health issues and procedures that can be found on the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada website:
- Breast Pain
- My First Pelvic Exam
- When Sex Hurts
- Female Sterilization
- Due date calendar