Puberty and Youth Sexual Health

Puberty

Puberty is different for everyone. Your body is changing and everyone goes through these changes differently. These changes may start as early as ten years old or occur later in your teenage years. All of the changes happening to your body during puberty can have an impact on your emotions. If your feelings are overwhelming you, talk about it with someone you trust.

Youth Sexual Health Services

All services are free and confidential. No health card is required.

Region of Waterloo Public Health provides sexual health services and resources to reduce sexually transmitted infections and to promote healthy sexuality for school communities.

Public Health offers sexual health services both virtually and in person within the Region of Waterloo.

These services are for youth without access to a health care provider, their own health card, or who feel more comfortable coming to a sexual health clinic.

Services include:

  • Access to contraception
  • Pregnancy counselling
  • Sexual health information and education
  • STI testing and treatment

Appointments can be booked by calling 519-883-2267 Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Waterloo Catholic District School Board and Waterloo Region District School Board

Public Health Nurses are available to support both Waterloo Catholic District School Board and Waterloo Region District School Board secondary school students and staff who need information about sexual health or need access to sexual health services. Please call 519-883-2267 and a Public Health Nurse will work with the student or staff to facilitate access to sexual health supports and services. Schools interested in condoms for distribution can call 519-883-2267.

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