What sexual and reproductive health services are available?
Doctors and Midwives
If you are pregnant, you will need a doctor or a midwife to help you with the birth of your baby. Doctors or midwives will provide you with information on how to take care of yourself and your baby. If necessary, they can refer you to an obstetrician.Kawartha Community Midwives provides pregnancy and delivery services in the Peterborough area for low-risk pregnancies. Midwives can help you to give birth to your baby at home or in the hospital. Midwifery services are fully funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and you access them with your OHIP coverage.
The Peterborough Family Resource Centre can provide support throughout your pregnancy through their Babies First program. They also offer post-natal and family programs. The Peterborough County-City Health Unit offers prenatal and post-natal classes, as well as other sexual health resources. The Partners in Pregnancy Clinic provides maternity and newborn care up to six weeks of age. Care is available to all patients, either by referral through your family physician or by contacting them directly. La Leche League offers breastfeeding information and support for pregnant women and new mothers.
Additional Information and Resources
The Women`s Health Care Centre provides information on the wellbeing of all women. This Centre can help you if you are experiencing violence in your home, or if you have been sexually abused or assaulted. Other services include breastfeeding support, an unplanned pregnancy program, and a Mid-life program.
The Sexual Health Clinic provides free and confidential services and information on sexual health, including pregnancy testing, birth control, emergency contraception, other testing and treatment.
The Your Sexual Health website provides information on a wide variety of sexual health topics.
The Women's Health Matters website contains Information on a wide variety of topics, including sexual and reproductive health.
The Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre is a non-profit organization established to provide sexual assault services and public education for the community.