Date: February 28, 2017

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This page was reviewed or revised on Monday, October 31, 2016 5:08 PM

In Canada you have the right to a healthy sexuality and making decisions about your body. Being sexually healthy includes being able to access to accurate health information, positively control your own experiences and reproduction, and being free of: injury, violence, disease, and infections.

Communication is an essential part of positive sexual experiences and healthy relationships. It enables us to negotiate the use of barriers, contraception and sexual behaviours safely. Talking about sex is important, and gets easier with time and practice.

Consent must be mutual and continual. It is the responsibility of all partners.

Visit www.sexualityandu.ca for more information on understanding sex and the law.

Signs of a Healthy Relationship:

  • You and your partner(s) have your own identities, opinions, interests and friends
  • You communicate openly and without fear
  • Your goals and dreams are supported
  • You have mutual trust and respect, free from manipulation and coercion

Signs of Unhealthy or Abusive Relationship:

  • My partner is constantly calling or texting to check in on me
  • We argue or fight all time
  • My partner insults or humiliates me
  • I change how I act to keep my partner happy
  • My partner makes all the decisions and I'm afraid of setting off my partner's temper
  • My partner acts aggressively
  • I feel anxious when I'm with my partner

If you have recently experienced sexual or domestic violence and seeking support go to your nearest emergency department - Bluewater Health.

If you are seeking emergency housing as result of sexual or domestic violence contact the Women's Interval Home.

Local Resources

Children's Aid Sarnia

Resources for Victims of Sexual or Domestic Violence

Inn of the Good Shepherd Programs and Services