COUNSELLING

 

  • Vanessa Bailey, RN, Registered Clinical Counsellor

250 858 7770

www.baileycounsellingtherapy.ca

 

  • Joss Hurtig-Mitchell, MA, Clinical Counsellor

250 415 9650

www.josshurtigmitchell.ca

 

  • Sarah Pullman, MA, Registered Clinical Counsellor

250 999 9349

www.bodymindcounselling.ca

 

CHAT LINES

 

Exhale

1 866 4 exhale (394253)

www.4exhale.org

Call Exhale to talk freely about your experience with abortion

 

All-Options.org 

1 888 493 0092

www.all-options.org

We're here to listen - before, during and after pregnancy, no matter what choices you make.

SEXUAL HEALTH

 

Island Sexual Health

250 592 3479

www.islandsexualhealth.org

 

Sexuality and U

1 800 561 2416

www.sexandu.ca

 

HPV

 

HPV is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The HPV vaccines protect against infection from certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV) that cause cancers of the anus, cervix, mouth, and throat, penis, vagina, and vulva as well as genital warts. There are 2 HPV vaccines available in Canada: Cevarix (HPV2) and Gardasil (HPV9). 

 

Both vaccines protect against 2 types of HPV that cause about 70% of cases of cervical cancer and 8-% of cases of anal cancer. The HPV9 vaccine protects against 5 additional types of HPV that cause 15 - 20% of cervical cancer and 11% of anal cancers in women and 4% in men. The HPV9 vaccine also protects agains 2 types of HPV that cause about 90% of cases of genital warts.  

 

For more information on how to get immunized visit ImmunizeBC www.immunizabc.ca

 

CONTRACEPTION

 

 

TUBAL LIGATION

This is a short and low risk procedure done so that a man no longer ejaculates sperm, and is permanently sterile. It does not affect sexual performance. On Vancouver Island, men can be referred by their family physician to a urologist to have this done, or self-refer to one of the Vasectomy Clinics on the mainland; the Pollock Clinic, or the Rich/Follows Clinic.

 

VASECTOMY

On Vancouver Island, a gynecologist in the hospital does tubal ligation. This is a permanent surgery done so that you can never get pregnant again. It requires that you have a pre-operative consultation with the specialist, so you need a referral from a family physician. Referral wait times can average 3 to 9 months, and the wait for surgery after the consultation can be another 3-9 months. We can provide the referral for you, but you will likely need an effective method while waiting for the surgery.

BOOKS

 

 

Faundes A. and Barzelatto J. The human drama of abortion: A global search for consensus. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press,2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maguire D. Sacred Choices: The right to contraception and abortion in ten world religions. Minneapolis, Fortress Press, 2001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Childbirth Choice Trust. No Choice: Canadian women tell their stories of illegal abortion. Toronto, Childbirth Choice Trust, 1998.

 

WOMENS HEALTH

 

BC CANCER AGENCY

 

 

TUBAL LIGATION

This is a short and low risk procedure done so that a man no longer ejaculates sperm, and is permanently sterile. It does not affect sexual performance. On Vancouver Island, men can be referred by their family physician to a urologist to have this done, or self-refer to one of the Vasectomy Clinics on the mainland; the Pollock Clinic, or the Rich/Follows Clinic.

 

VASECTOMY

On Vancouver Island, a gynecologist in the hospital does tubal ligation. This is a permanent surgery done so that you can never get pregnant again. It requires that you have a pre-operative consultation with the specialist, so you need a referral from a family physician. Referral wait times can average 3 to 9 months, and the wait for surgery after the consultation can be another 3-9 months. We can provide the referral for you, but you will likely need an effective method while waiting for the surgery.