Within this section of our website you will find a variety of puberty and sexual health resources, including lesson plans and videos.
What’s Your Plan? (Grades 7–12)
A reproductive life plan is taking into consideration your priorities, goals, values, and personal health when planning whether or not to become sexually active, have children and when might be the right time for you.
Resources cover what you can do to stay healthy in terms of lifestyle choices (such as nutrition, alcohol, tobacco, and substance use), birth control, STI testing, sexual health clinics, and mental health referrals.
My Life My Plan (Grades 7–12)
Teachers could use this workbook as a class assignment. It will help teens think about how the decisions they make today impacts their health now and in the future. Topics covered in the booklet include: My Self; My Health; My Mental Health; My Relationships; My Reproductive Health; The realities of a teen pregnancy; My Family Health History; My Future; My Plan; and My Personal Resources.
Teaching Tool – Puberty (Grade 4)
This presentation from Niagara Region teaches students about the emotional and physical changes that occur during puberty and how they can make decisions for healthy growth and development.
Teaching Tool – Puberty Overview (Grade 5)
This presentation from Niagara Region teaches students about the changes that occur during puberty, and making decisions for healthy growth and development.
This presentation from Niagara Region teaches students about the physical changes that occur during puberty in the female reproductive system.
This presentation from Niagara Region teaches students learn about the physical changes that occur during puberty in the male reproductive system
This presentation from Niagara Region teaches students learn about the changes that occur during puberty as well as the male reproductive system.
In this presentation from Niagara Region, students will review how puberty affects the female reproductive system, and learn about the creation of new life from fertilization to birth.
This presentation from Niagara Region teaches students about developing a healthy self-concept and healthy relationships.
Teaching Puberty: You Can Do It! (Grades 5–6)
This resource was designed to support teachers when they are introducing topics such as menstruation, puberty, and sexuality. By approaching these topics from a health perspective, this curriculum support document becomes part of health literacy.
A series of videos developed by Toronto Public Health to prepare teaching grade 5–6 puberty classes.
Sexual Health Lesson Plans (Grade 7 and Up)
These lesson plans for Grades 7 and up, are designed to be used as a support and guide for educators teaching the Ontario Ministry of Education Growth and Development curriculum. Sections include: Getting Started, Puberty Review, STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections), Birth Control and Relationships.
Sexual Health Question and Answer Session (Grades 5–12)
Sexual Health Question and Answer session can be arranged for your class.
Sexual Health Clinics (Grades 9–12)
We provide youth friendly and non-judgemental services to people of all ages, genders and sexual orientations. The services provided are strictly CONFIDENTIAL. You do not need an appointment or a referral to visit our clinic. All Clinics are drop-in.
Sexual Health Clinic Tours – In-person and Virtual (Grades 9–12)
The Health Unit welcomes in-person class tours of our sexual health clinics. As well, virtual tours are available.