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Sexual Health

“Sexual health” means different things to different people. It is an important part of your overall health. It is feeling good about your own sexuality, your sexual experiences and your relationships.

The word “sex” means kissing, touching, oral sex, vaginal sex, and anal sex. The word sex can also mean gender. Sex is a completely natural and normal activity. It should feel good to both you and your partner. It should be free of pressure, judgement and violence.

If you are thinking about having sex – or are already sexually active – it is important to learn as much as you can about consent, sexually transmitted infections, and birth control.

It’s important to have a plan.

To find out more about consent, visit

Talking to your kids about sex can be stressful. Check out a list of resources that you may find helpful to support you when it’s time for the “sex talk”.

Email us at [email protected] with any questions, concerns or inquiries and a public health nurse will respond within 2 business days.

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Diseases of Public Health Significance (DOPHS) Dashboard

The following dashboard provides recent data on Diseases of Public Health Significance (DOPHS) in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark, as reported through the integrated Public Health Information System (iPHIS) databases. Data is updated monthly to ensure the most current and accurate DOPHS information. The dashboard provides case counts, proportions, monthly and annual trends, disease group trends, and case demographics, etc.

Simply open the link and choose the category tab that interests you.