Feds pledge funds toward sexual health education at announcement in Calgary – GLOBAL

August 24, 2022

Ottawa has pledged $2.8 million in funding for organizations helping those who face barriers in learning about sexual and reproductive health.

Yi Wen Shao, the Montreal-based project co-ordinator for the Sex Information and Education Council of Canada, said there is a serious shortfall in support for young people, those who have disabilities and Indigenous communities.

She said her organization deals with the sexual health needs of people with autism and young people with disabilities who have long been overlooked and neglected.

“I think stigma is a big reason and I think that underpins part of the reason why these services and education are not even available to them in the first place and there are some assumptions to the degree autistic and disabled people are interested in being sexually active,” Shao said at an announcement Wednesday in Calgary.

Read more: https://globalnews.ca/news/9083690/feds-sexual-health-announcement/

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