Sexual health and wellness is important, even if you do not consider yourself sexually active.
Sexual health and wellness includes much more than just information on how to prevent pregnancy and infections. The Health & Wellness office at the University of Manitoba views sexual health and wellness with a sex positive approach, and takes a broad view of healthy sexuality. Our goal is that students will feel comfortable discussing and learning about their bodies, relationships, consent, and communication.
Did you know that 1 in 2 students would like more information from the University of Manitoba on sexually transmitted infection prevention? Or that 74% of students think they have not received enough information on preventing pregnancy?
Healthy U can provide you with information on both these topics, as well as on sex positivity, relationships, consent, and communication. They also provide free safer sex supplies. Drop in to a Healthy U member at 474 UMSU University Centre.
If you have been or think you may have been sexually assaulted, please reach out for help.
Sexual Violence Website
For general information regarding consent, support after an assault, and reporting, visit umanitoba.ca/sexual-violence
Student Counselling Centre
If you would like to see a counsellor on campus regarding sexual assault, visit 474 UMSU University Centre.
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) at Health Sciences Centre
If the assault occurred within the last 5 days, you can visit a SANE to receive help. This program can be accessed by visiting the Emergency Department at Health Sciences Centre (either the Children’s ER if you are under 18, or Adult’s ER if you are over 18).
For more information, visit: hsc.mb.ca/emergencynurseexam.html
Klinic has many resources available to help you, from crisis support to longer-term counselling. They offer supports throughout Winnipeg and rural Manitoba.
Sexual Assault Crisis Line: 204-786-8631
For information regarding accessing Klinic’s other services, visit klinic.mb.ca
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*Data compiled from spring 2016 NCHA survey.
Source: "Being comfortable with your sexuality improves…” Government of Canada, 2016.
Sources and references are available at: umanitoba.ca/student/health-wellness/ncha-sources.html