Sexual Health Through Education
Sexual and reproductive health is an essential aspect of the overall health and well-being of an individual. It follows then, that the right to access sexual and reproductive health services and information is a basic human right. For example, access to birth control methods is your right. And, all pregnancy options (parenting, adoption, and abortion) are legal in Canada.
SERC has over 30 years of experience working with immigrant and refugee populations, and is a pioneer organization in the development of immigrant and refugee sexual health programming in Canada.
Founded upon a community development approach, we are able to address many of the barriers and issues faced by immigrants/refugees in accessing reproductive and sexual health information and services, by providing programming that is both culturally and linguistically appropriate.
Many of SERC’s online and in-branch resources have been developed for use in sexuality related programming with people who are learning English as an additional language. Many of our plain language English resources are also available in other languages.
Please see below for resources for immigrants and refugees.
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Basic STI information translated into various languages.
Amharic, Arabic, Bosnian, Chinese (Traditional, Simplified), Dinka, English, Farsi, German, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Punjabi, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese.
HIV prevention message for women over 40 and older translated into these languages: Chinese, Filipino, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish, Vietnamese.
Basic HIV information for newcomers in Canada translated into various languages.
This booklet contains facts and information on HIV and Women in the format of questions and answers in various languages.
This booklet contains information on reproductive tract infections and HIV for men and women in the following languages: Amharic, Arabic, English, French, Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tigrigna. An easy to read male and female reproductive tract diagram also included at the back of this booklet.
Fact sheets for newcomer parents on a variety of topics on parenting and communication skills. These fact sheets provide basic information on raising children in a new culture, parenting styles, listening and communication skills, cultural adaptation, laws in Canada, and sharing values with children, translated into Arabic, French, Swahili and Tigrinya.