Access information about pregnancy and tools such as a pregnancy calendar, health quiz and healthy pregnancy guide.
Find information on assisted human reproduction, including legislative and background information, news releases, proposals and reports.
Link to a selection of relevant websites and documents relating to assisted human reproduction.
The Canadian Guidelines for Sexual Health Education provide a detailed framework for the development of effective, broadly based and inclusive sexual health education.
Meet Dr. Rosanna Peeling, a scientist at Health Canada who developed a test for chlamydia that can help make some of its long-term complications, such as infertility, a thing of the past (text and video).
Emergency contraception (EC), sometimes referred to as the "morning after pill", is a method of preventing an unintended pregnancy. It can be used up to 72 hours after unprotected sex or if there has been a contraceptive failure, such as a condom breaking, or missed birth control pills. In Canada, EC is sold under the name "Plan B". It is a hormonal method, similar to birth control pills, but taken in different doses.
Expectant mothers can help themselves and their baby by taking good care of their health before, during and after pregnancy.
Link to information on maternal and infant health, in reports, fact sheets and more.
Access the pdf version of a resource manual entitled Perinatal Health Indicators for Canada.
A woman's nutritional and overall health, before and during pregnancy, influences the health of her developing baby.
The term STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) is now commonly used in the place of STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease). STI is more encompassing, including infections that may be asymptomatic. The term STI is used more frequently on this site but please note that the term STD may still be used in some links and earlier publications.
In Canada some of the highest rates and increase in STIs are in young people ages 15 to 24. If you are having sex, or thinking about having sex, you need to know how to avoid sexually transmitted infections.