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What the heck is a dental dam?


Originally used by dentists as a protective measure during dental surgery, dental dams are a latex protective barrier used during oral sex performed on a woman, or they can be used for rimming.


The oral sex section of our website provides more information.

Great news everyone! AboriginalSexualHealth.ca has been launched!

This website was designed by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada under their Aboriginal Health Initiative. The aim of this website “is to advance culturally safe health and healing for Aboriginal women through education, partnerships and community initiatives, and leadership and advocacy”.

NOT US! CAMPAIGN

Want to learn more about how local communities in the NWT have taken action against drug and substance abuse issues?


NOT US! is an initiative of the Department of Justice. It provides funds to communities to design their own anti-drug campaigns. Have a look at this website for more information http://not-us.ca/

NWT Outstanding Volunteer Awards

Do you know an outstanding volunteer in your community who deserves recognition? Every spring, the GNWT recognizes outstanding achievements by volunteers. There are four categories for nomination – youth, individual, elder and group. For more information about volunteerism and this award,  go to the Proud2bNWT youth website portal. Nominate someone today!

Have you noticed reminders in your school & community to wash your hands?

Fall is Flu season. The symptoms of seasonal influenza infection include fever, fatigue, lack of appetite, coughing and sore throat. The best protection against this illness is an annual Flu shot. Influenza and other (severe) respiratory infections are transmitted from person to person via the respiratory route. Coughs and sneezes release the germs into the air where they can be breathed in by others.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Find out about the fundraising events taking place in your community and volunteer to raise awareness about breast cancer.

Exam Stress? Here are some hints to keep your brain & body energized:

Try not to Cram

Studying like crazy the night before an exam can leave you feeling exhausted and more stressed out than before. Studying in small doses several days before the big test may help you feel more relaxed and prepared.

Exercise

Physical activity before the test may help reduce body tension. Take a brisk walk or jog, do something you enjoy the night before your exam.

Good Night

Condoms always come in square packages, right?

Not necessarily!  Condoms are now being marketed in new, fun ways. "One" condom company is a company that is marketing "next generation" condoms and giving you an opportunity to share your design ideas. "One" condoms have been spotted in some stores around the NWT - check them out!

 

http://www.onedesigncontest.com/discover/index.htm

What does "healthy eating" mean?

Want to get peak performance, whether it's in the gym, in the classroom, or wherever? How does what you eat affect you? Go to www.nwtfoodsurvey.ca and fill out a short survey.  It will take about 7-10 minutes to complete.  There are two surveys one, for adults (20+) and another for youth (13 - 19).  The surveys close February 28, 2010.  At the end of the survey you can enter a draw for prizes.

Healthy Relationships

Healthy relationships include trust, companionship, respect, affection and intimacy. But some teens are victims of violence in their relationships. They need support and understanding, whether the relationship is still going on or not.

It is not OK for anyone to hurt you. A violent person does not just lose his or her temper: violence is done on purpose. You might feel confused, angry, hurt or scared. All of these feelings are normal.

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