Programs that provide information about the physiological and emotional aspects of human sexuality including anatomy and physiology, puberty, pregnancy, birth control, sexually transmitted disease and the subsequent risk of infertility, menopause and the attitudes, feelings and behaviours that are related to sexuality for people of all ages.
Community-based outpatient clinics staffed by physicians, nurses and nurse practitioners that provide confidential clinical and counselling services that address sexual and reproductive health. Services typically include birth control counselling; birth control; condoms; emergency contraceptive pills; STD/STI testing and treatment; HIV testing; pregnancy testing, counselling and referral; and sexuality and relationship counselling.
Programs that provide emotional support, problem solving assistance, and guidance for one or both married or cohabiting partners who are having problems with their relationship and need assistance to identify the root of their difficulty and explore alternative resolutions with the objective of enhancing the relationship for both partners. Counselling may be available in a variety of settings and may include individual or group counselling for one or both of the partners, conjoint counselling and encounter-type experiences for groups of couples who are experiencing marital problems and/or who want to enhance their marriages.
The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.