Safer sex

Safer sex

Perspectives on the epidemic: women and teenage girls at risk for HIV: insignts from focus groups

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Publication Date: 
2003
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Menlo Park, CA

Presents the results of six focus groups with women and teenage girls who are at higher risk for HIV, to learn about their attitudes, knowledge, and behaviour about HIV.

Women who have sex with women

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Planned Parenthood Fredericton
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Fredericton, NB

Provides an overview for women who have sex with women of what HIV is and how it is spread. Gives suggestions on transmission prevention and where to get more information or help.

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Sexual orientation

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Women's Health Matters
Publication Date: 
2000
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Toronto, ON

Defines what sexual orientation is. Explores the issue of homophobia and its impact on the physical and emotional health of lesbian and bisexual women. Discusses the risks of sexually transmitted infections for women who have sex with women, and the need for safer sex practices.

Making healthy sexual decisions

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Center for Young Women's Health, Children's Hospital Boston
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1999-2004
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Boston, MA

Aims to give information in making healthy sexual decisions. Talks about what you need to know if you are sexually active or are thinking about becoming sexually active, talks about who you should talk to about birth control and STD protection. Also has other information.

Safer sex

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Women's Health Matters
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2002
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Toronto, ON

Defines safer sex, and discusses how to protect yourself from the risks associated with different kinds of sex. Discusses the importance of honest communication with a partner in practicing safer sex.

Women lovin’ women

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Women’s Community Development Program, AIDS Committee of Toronto
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AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT)
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Highlights some of the issues around HIV and sexually transmitted infections that affect women who have sex with women. Lists Toronto-area information services.

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Lesbians and HIV: focus group summary

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Janet Rowe
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AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT)
Publication Date: 
1995
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Assesses the information needs of lesbians engaged in high risk activities, and evaluates ACT's existing safer sex brochure for lesbians.

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Infections and safer sex

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Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre
Publication Date: 
2005
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Toronto, ON

Stresses the importance of regular check ups from a doctor and of practicing safer sex as part of maintaining sexual health and staying free of infections.

HIV: how to reduce your risk of exposure

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The College of Family Physicians of Canada
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The College of Family Physicans of Canada
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Mississauga, ON

Explains how HIV is transmitted. Discusses reasons why people who think they might have been exposed to HIV should get tested. Presents ways to minimize the risk of HIV, including safer sex methods and how to clean shared needles.

Loving safely: a guide to preventing HIV for women over 40

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Sexuality Education Resource Centre & Women's Health Clinic
Publication Date: 
2003
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Winnipeg, MB

Provides safer sex messages to women over the age of 40, an often over-looked segment of the population at risk for HIV infection.

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