Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) is an accredited, non-profit agency, funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care as well as local governments of Wellington County, Dufferin County and the City of Guelph. Programs and services provided to the public are directed at improving the health and wellbeing of the residents of Wellington, Dufferin and Guelph (WDG), and administered in accordance with the Ontario Public Health Standards and Protocols.
The Community Health and Wellness Division of WDGPH includes the Clinical Services Program. In addition to travel and general immunization clinics, program services include sexual health clinics, counselling and outreach services, harm reduction, and sexual health promotion and education. Sexual health clinics are serviced by public health nurses (PHNs), nurse practitioners and physicians, and provide birth control counselling, pregnancy testing, and provision of emergency contraception, as well as testing, counselling and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
In this report, indicators of sexual and reproductive health and well-being in WDG are summarized in order to give a snapshot of sexual and reproductive health and safe sex practices in the community. The report provides information that can be used in assessing the state of sexual health in WDG, as well as assisting in Clinical Services program planning and evaluation.