Puberty and Sexual Health

Effective Monday, March 16, 2020: All sexual health clinics are closed until further notice.

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.

Services

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 sexually transmitted infections (STI) & HIV testing and sexual health services. Our clinics provide testing, treatment, education and referrals for sexually transmitted infections, including HIV testing. All services are free and confidential. No health card is required.

Waterloo Region District School Board

Public Health Nurses are available at Waterloo Region District School Board secondary schools for one half day each week to provide one-on-one counselling, education, support and resources to students on a range of topics, including abstinence.

Waterloo Catholic District School Board

Sexual Health Nurses are available to provide help and answer inquiries to Waterloo Catholic District School Board secondary schools upon request.

Public Health Clinics

A nurse is available to see youth 17 years and under at both clinic locations daily for sexual health services.

Location Drop-in Hours

99 Regina Street South

Waterloo

CLOSED

150 Main Street

Cambridge

CLOSED

Other Clinics

People up to 25 years of age can be seen at the Downtown Community Centre location for sexual health services.

Location Drop-in Hours

Downtown Community Centre

35-B Weber Street West

Kitchener

CLOSED

Additional resources

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