Below you will find the articles published in this edition of our e-newsletter.
Why is condom usage on the decline? Lack of education, proper communication and social stigmas still undermine safer sex practices in Canadian youth.
Education and Awareness
The section of the Criminal Code making it illegal to advertise or sell birth control was finally removed in 1969. It has only been 50 years that decriminalizing contraception has allowed Canadians the right to sexual health choices without engaging in criminalized behavior.
“Everyone is guilty of an indictable offense and liable to two years imprisonment who knowingly, without lawful excuse of justification, offers to sell, advertises, publishes an advertisement of or has for sale or disposal of any medicine, drug or article intended or represented as a means of preventing conception.” (Section 179 of the 1892 Canadian Criminal Code)