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This section contains information on various aspects of Indigenous health, with links to healthcare services.
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Aboriginal Sexual Health

The following resources provide information on various aspects of sexual health, which includes reproductive health, contraceptives, preventing sexually transmitted diseases, and others.

  • Native Youth Sexual Health Network
    The Native Youth Sexual Health Network (NYSHN) is an organization by and for Indigenous youth that works across issues of sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice throughout the United States and Canada.
  • Finding Our Way: A Sexual and Reproductive Sourcebook for Aboriginal Communities
    The Sourcebook offers information about sexual and reproductive health within an Aboriginal cultural context. It looks at traditional teachings and the history of Aboriginal peoples and also provides information on specific topics such as sexuality education for children and youth, healthy pregnancies, teen pregnancies, menopause and sexual abuse. It includes suggestions for working with Aboriginal clients in different settings, some activities and handouts, sources of other useful materials, and where to look for more information.
  • Aboriginal Sexual Health
    The Aboriginal Health Initiative was formed in 1993 in response to the growing recognition of the sexual and reproductive health disparity between Aboriginal people and the rest of Canada. Their aim is to advance culturally safe health and healing for Aboriginal women through education, partnerships and community initiatives, and leadership and advocacy.
  • Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network
    The Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) is a not-for-profit coalition of individuals and organizations which provides leadership, support and advocacy for Aboriginal people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS, regardless of where they reside.
 

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The Criminalization Of HIV In Canada (BearPaw Media)

"The Canadian Aboriginal population is one of the fastest growing groups being diagnosed with HIV today. Due to a lack of education, the disease's victims continue to face fear and discrimination. Court and legislator involvement in their lives makes matters even more complicated. This video features four Aboriginal Canadians diagnosed with HIV. In hearing their stories, the viewer will learn how they cope with the stigma surrounding their illness and live within the new rules governing the most intimate part of their lives.

To order this video go to www.bearpaweducation.ca/videos"

 

Sexually Transmitted Diseases & the Law

The following resources provide some guidance on when a person's status of having a sexually transmitted disease should be disclosed to others in accordance with the law. Hover your mouse on each resource for more information.

 

HIV and Aboriginals

The following reports cast light on how HIV/AIDS has impacted Aboriginal communities. Hover your mouse on each resource for more information.

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