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Health Unit Offers Sexual Health Clinics for Men

Starting this month, the local Health Unit is launching Men's Only sexual health clinics. 

These clinics, geared just to men, will take place in the Lindsay and Port Hope offices of the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit and will provide an opportunity for men to talk to a public health nurse about their sexual health, and get tested and treated for sexually transmitted infections.

“The clinics are a chance for men to talk confidentially with a nurse about their sexual health and ask any questions they may have,” says Shawn Woods, Manager of the Health Unit’s Sexual Health program. “Whether they have sex with men or women, men often find it difficult to talk to their health care provider about sexual health and sexually transmitted infections. These clinics offer a free and confidential way to have those discussions.”

The clinics are being held in:

• Lindsay: Second Thursday of each month, 5 to 7 pm, HKPR District Health Unit, 108 Angeline Street South, Lindsay. Call 705-324-3569, ext. 2205 to book an appointment.

• Port Hope: Fourth Tuesday of each month, 5 to 7 pm, HKPR District Health Unit, 200 Rose Glen Road, Port Hope. Call 905-885-9100, ext. 1205 to book an appointment.

The Health Unit is continuing to offer a number of sexual health clinics geared to all residents in a variety of communities, Woods says. These men’s only clinics are also working to address a need expressed in the community.

“We are hoping people will call to book appointments, but we will also welcome anyone who just walks into the clinic,” she says.

To learn more about the clinics, contact the Health Unit toll-free at 1-866-888-4577 or visit the Sexual Health section on the Health Unit’s website.

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For media inquiries, contact:

Shawn Woods, Manager, Sexual Health, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit, (905) 885-9100.

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