Tell It Like It Is! Registration

Exciting news! In partnership with Creative Options Regina and Saskatoon Sexual Health, Inclusion Saskatchewan is offering another opportunity to participate in the next session of Tell It Like It Is: Sexual Health and Wellness Education. The main goals of Tell It Like It Is are to ensure learners are receiving accurate sexuality education and the information required to support them in making informed decisions and to create an open and safe platform for participants to share stories, ask questions, explore curiosities, express fears and gain knowledge.

This will occur during nine sessions and a combination of conversations and hands-on activities with two educators that explore topics such as consent, relationships, sexuality, social media safety, personal care and many more. The number of participants within the group is limited to ten people to best create an environment of open, honest and empowering dialogue for each topic.

The next groups of sessions for Tell It Like It Is will be for women who are 18 years old or older. All sessions will be in the Inclusion Saskatchewan boardroom at 3031 Louise Street and start during February. Please complete the registration link below. As there is a limit on spots available for the sessions, only people who are selected will be contacted by one of the facilitators to share all the scheduling details. For everyone else who is not selected, you will be placed on a waiting list for the next session of Tell It Like It Is.

Tell It Like It Is Women’s Session Registration Form

Saskatoon Sexual Health’s 2018 Gift Guide

Are you looking for the perfect gift for the reproductive rights and sexual health enthusiast in your life? We got you, fam. No matter your budget, we’ll help you find the perfect gifts. And if you opt to keep some for yourself, we promise not to add you to the naughty list–we are all about the right to choose.

Safety is so hot right now.

Barrier enthusiasts, rejoice! Moschino’s new collaboration with H&M is hitting all the right spots. If this ready-to-wear condom tribute is your thing, you can find them here.

[Naughty] bits and bobs. 

There is no end to the amount of fun, sex-positive flair out there! No matter your orientation, your identity, or your kink–there’s a pin for that. Our staff are particularly fond of local artist Blu Hummingbird’s beaded vulva! 

Good vibes and self-love. 

Clockwise: Magic Wand Original & Rechargeable – $65/$125, Iroha – $20,
Pocket Toyfriend – $15, Tenga Flex – $35

Not enough can be said in appreciation of a good toy. Self-love and pleasure do wonders for your health! The Magic Wand is a classic for a reason, and the Pocket Toyfriends are great for anybody new to toys. The Iroha is a small and mighty, waterproof gem, while the Tenga Flex is great for those in your life with a penis. The creme-de-la-creme toys listed above (and more) are all available in our clinic. Don’t forget to pick up some lube and cleaner for these high-quality toys! 

No budget or anti-capitalist? 

wrapitupsk.ca

We’ve got you covered. Pun intended. Our Wrap It Up! SK condoms make the perfect stocking stuffers–and better yet, they’re free and widely available around Saskatoon. Stop by our clinic, or send us a line to find out what the nearest access point is for you! Take enough for the whole fam, and show them how much you care, because nobody is asking for an STI this holiday season.

Frisky and festive?

Boob Ornament, Cookies Ornament, Merry Dickmas

Dick–um, no–DECK* the halls, with one of these fun and spicy Christmas ornaments! 

The gift that keeps giving. 

Canada Cares – Saskatoon Sexual Health

Is there somebody on your list who *h a t e s* receiving gifts? (they do exist). Consider sponsoring an IUD or making a donation in their name through Canada Cares! Link to donate is below the above photo. 

For art lovers. 

Do you or your honey get down with art? Assembled above are some staff picks for tasteful and thought provoking wall adornments to spice up your home. Suggestive oyster watercolours, perhaps? Maybe something more on the bespoke side, like a commissioned @project_wallflower (IG) casting of your yoni or a partners? Better yet, why not plan an art filled date night? Tickets for the SSH Art Auction in March are available here.

Is your bed made of money? 

“Touch of Fur” Shawl, $1290

Last but not least: Luxury labia label Fendi released this shawl recently, and folks think it looks like a vagina. For $1290 CAN, your sweetheart will look like a vulva, too! 

Happy holidays from everyone here at Saskatoon Sexual Health! 

Saskatoon Sexual Health’s AGM

Saskatoon Sexual Health’s Annual General Meeting will be held on September 26th, 2018 at Amigo’s Cantina at 7 pm.

The meeting is for the following purposes:

1.  To receive the financial statements and annual report of the organization for the financial year that ended March 31, 2018

2. To elect directors of the organization

3. To appoint auditors of the organization for the ensuring year

4. To transact such other business as may properly be brought before the meeting

All members, partners, and friends of SSH are invited. To vote you must be an SSH member. You can get your membership at the SSH office or the AGM for $10.

For more information please contact Amanda at hello@saskatoonsh.ca.

 

Saskatoon Sexual Health Launches Electronic Medical Records System

 

We are excited to announce that we are working to implement an Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system. This integrated technology replaces paper charts with electronic records and will streamline other functions such as managing prescriptions and tests. This has been a priority for Saskatoon Sexual Health for a number of years as we lack the storage space necessary to manage the number of current paper files and want to reduce our environmental impact.

We are confident that this new system will result in organizational efficiencies and we will be able to serve clients better.  However, it will take some time to convert the thousands of patient files and for all of our team to adapt to the new system and ways of doings things. Our goal is to have the system fully implemented by January 2019 with as little disruption to clinic operations as possible.

We ask for your patience and understanding during this transition as we get fully up to speed. In the meantime, if you have questions or concerns please feel free to contact our Executive Director, Heather Hale at director@saskatoonsh.ca.

Exciting News

The Saskatoon Sexual Health with the generous support of the Saskatoon Community Foundation has partnered with Creative Options Regina and the Saskatchewan Association for Community Living to offer a new initiative in the community.

Tell It Like It Is!  provides sexual health and wellness education during a ten week period; the purpose is to assist diverse learners and the people who support them in making life choices that promote optimal health and wellness in all dimensions of life. Using a compassionate approach, each module offers various learning opportunities through such topics as: Communication Skills; Self-Confidence; Nutrition and Hygiene; Online Safety; Developing Goals and Dreams; Building Healthy Relationships; as well as Sexual Education and the protection and prevention of different infections, diseases and pregnancy.

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Abortion Pill in Saskatchewan

Six out of 10 Canadian provinces offer universal coverage for the abortion pill Mifegymiso, but not Saskatchewan.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/saskatchewan-abortion-pill-1.4650875

 

Photo by Susie Cushner/Getty Images.

 

Soapbox Social Fundraiser

Put on your best going-to-town outfit and join us on Main Street of Boomtown! This relaxed but fun event will begin at 6:30pm with cocktails. Dinner will be served at 7:00 pm, followed by a short program and live music. There will also be a pie walk, silent auction, and guests are encouraged to participate in the Boomtown scavenger hunt. Folks are also welcome to explore the museum during the event. Tickets are available at www.picatic.com/soapboxsocial