Sexually Transmitted Infections

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs), or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), can affect the overall health of those infected. Sexual risk behaviours can increase your chances of getting an STI.


STI infections

There are many types of STIs, including:   


Grades 9-12: Sexual Health Services in Waterloo Region Schools

Waterloo Region District School Board

Public Health Nurses are available at Waterloo Region District School Board secondary schools for one half day each week to provide one-on-one counselling, education, support and resources to students on a range of topics, including abstinence.

Beginning in January 2014, a year-long pilot study to enhance those services was initiated in two secondary schools in Waterloo Region. To learn more about sexual health services offered in schools, see the Parent Questions & Answers document.

Waterloo Catholic District School Board

Sexual Health Nurses are available to provide curriculum-support to Waterloo Catholic District School Board secondary schools upon request.

Region of Waterloo Public Health continues to work with the Waterloo Region District School Board and the Waterloo Catholic District School Board to enhance sexual health services and/or education in elementary and secondary schools, in keeping with the boards' curriculum and faith perspectives.

For information about Sexual Health and Puberty click here.


Links and resources

For more information about STIs, check the Common Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) fact sheet.

For information about Pregnancy and STI's, check the Pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Infections fact sheet.

For information about our testing clinics location and time, please check the Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) Clinics page.

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