The LGBT Health & Development Program

Category: Sexual Health


Youth Blog–How Do I Know I Have Received Sexual Consent?

Posted by Darnell in Featured, Sexual Health, Youth Blog. No Comments

17th December

Is touching okay? Is kissing okay? How do I know I’ve reached a limit? The answers lie in seeking and ensuring consent.



Youth Blog–Syphilis on the Rise: What Do You Need to Know?

Posted by Krystal in Featured, Sexual Health, Youth Blog. No Comments

24th November

Think syphilis is a thing of the past? We discuss symptoms, prevention, treatment, and why it matters for men who have sex with men.



Youth Blog—Your Annual Check-Up: Going to the Gynecologist as a Trans-Masculine Individual

18th September

Everyone should feel safe & validated with their doctor! Here is some information for visiting the OB/GYN as a trans-masculine individual.



Youth Blog–Ask an Expert: Should Girls Who Have Sex with Other Girls Worry about Sexually Transmitted Infections?

Posted by Kathryn Macapagal in Ask an Expert, Featured, Sexual Health, Youth Blog. No Comments

29th July

Think you are at low risk for STIs if you don’t have sex with guys? Check out this month’s Ask an Expert!



Youth Blog—What’s the Deal with Herpes?

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16th July

Herpes is one of the most common STIs, but many people with herpes don’t know they have it. So what do you need to know to protect yourself?



Youth Blog—Keeping It Safe(r) and Steamy

27th February

How to have a healthy relationship and satisfying sex life when you or your partner has HIV



Youth Blog—What You Should Know about Gonorrhea and Chlamydia

22nd January

These two sexually transmitted infections are common and curable, but easy to miss without getting tested.



Dr. Meredith Chivers: How Do You Know If You’re Gay?

Posted by rachel in Sexual Health, Video. No Comments

3rd January

Dr. Chivers says that around 12 or 13 years of age, youth may begin to feel attracted to the same sex and should then explore their sexuality.



Dr. Meredith Chivers: What is Sexual Fluidity?

26th July

Dr. Chivers defines sexual fluidity as the tendency of bisexual or lesbian women to shift their sexual identity. However, while they may shift their identity Dr. Chivers does not think that the underlying sexual attraction is altered.



Dr. Meredith Chivers: What is Sexual Orientation?

9th July

Dr. Chivers says that everybody has a sexual orientation and sexual drive that we don’t consciously think about.






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