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patient performs a wheelie in a wheelchair supported by physiotherapist Melanie White (left). Lodi Sculthrope stands in a harness being supported by Andrea Chase (right).
Sex education and wheelies: Spinal cord injury patients receive more equitable access to care during rehabilitation

What people with spinal cord injuries (SCIs) learn about sex, wheelchair skills and more isn’t the same everywhere. A new program at The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre is taking on sex education and other key topics to help make sure SCI patients get the information they want and need.

A male and a female hands holding each others
How common is Syphilis?

Syphilis is on the rise. The sexually transmitted infection (STI) was at one time virtually wiped out. But doctors have recently noticed a dramatic increase in the number of cases in Ottawa and across Canada.

This website gives you common facts, advice and tips. Some of it may not apply to you. Please talk to your doctor, nurse or other health-care team member to see if this information will work for you. They can also answer your questions and concerns.