Facts and Figures
Launched in 2001, sexualityandu.ca is the ultimate Canadian web site committed to providing accurate and up-to-date information and education on sexual health. An initiative of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, the site's mandate is to provide guidance and advice to help individuals develop and maintain a healthy sexuality. Content on the site is developed through the direction and collaboration of a team of interdisciplinary health experts including obstetricians, gynaecologists, general practitioners, public health representatives and health educators.
From contraception awareness to sexually transmitted infections, lifestyle choices to talking about sex, sexualityandu.ca takes a real life approach to the questions and issues that matter most to Canadians. With separate areas created specifically for different audiences - including parents, teachers and health care professionals - visitors are guaranteed to find information that is relevant to their needs.
International Recognition and Awards
sexualityandu.ca strives to be at the "top of the class". Our efforts to serve and educate you better have not gone unnoticed, and we are proud to have won the awards listed below:
Winner one of the top five e-health projects in the world (2005)
The World Summit Award is held within the framework of the United Nation's World Summit on the Information Society and with support of UNIDO, UNESCO and UN ICT Task Force
International Web Page Awards
Best of Class Award in Healthcare (2001)
The International Web Page Awards are rated by "Wired Magazine" as one of the top 5 Internet awards in the world.
Award of Excellece (2006)
Awards of Excellence are given to producers of health-related radio and television PSAs (public service announcements) and World Wide Web sites that Health Improvement Institute judges consider excellent in communicating health information to the public.
Canadian Marketing Association
Certificate of Merit (bronze)
The Canadian Marketing Association RSVP Awards honour those among us who are the very best at what we do.
One of the 10 best (2002)
Chatelaine Magazine identified sexualityandu.ca as one of the 10 best sites dealing with health and wellness (2002).
What is Included
Information on birth control (contraception), sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and sexual health (a variety of topics including lifestyle choices and talking about sex).
Separate sections created specifically for parents, teachers and health care professionals guarantees easy-to-find information that is relevant to audience needs.
Traffic to the Site
The site averages approxiately 6,000 unique visitors per day from around the world.
A revamped sexualityandu.ca
sexualityandu.ca has recently undergone some changes to make the site more user-friendly. Enhancements to the site include easier navigation functions, enhanced search capabilities and one-to-one bilingual correspondence.