Sexual Health at SFU
Students can book an appointment at our Burnaby or Vancouver clinics for any of the following services:
Birth Control Dispensing and Education
During this visit, students have 30 minutes to discuss with our staff nurse the various methods of birth control available to them and their partners. Students are invited to come with lots of questions. Once a preferred method of birth control is selected, students can (in most cases) purchase it from HCS. Please note many (but not all) of the most common birth control products are available at HCS.
Pregnancy Testing and Counselling
This appointment with the nurse includes pregnancy testing, education and counselling. If your test is positive, counselling is offered to discuss options, resources, and support.
Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Testing and Education
STI screening and education services are available at HCS. The appointment is 30 minutes long, providing enough time to discuss student's history of sexual health, assessment and screening of current health, followed by education and treatment when appropriate. You don’t have to have symptoms to be screened.
UTI (Urinary tract infection) Testing
UTI is a common infection in women. Symptoms can include pain or discomfort and frequent urination. If you think you may have a UTI book an appointment with an HCS doctor, who can provide UTI testing, treatment if required, and education.
A Pap test, or Papanicolaou test, is a procedure that removes a small sample of cells from the cervix. Cells are looked at under a microscope to see if they are normal or abnormal.
A Pap test is mainly used to screen and help diagnose precancerous conditions of the cervix and vagina, and cervical and vaginal cancer, as well as to diagnose infection and inflammation in the lower reproductive tract.
Pap tests are also done to follow up after an abnormal Pap test or to monitor precancerous conditions. They are used to check for abnormal cell changes or to see if cancer comes back (recurs) after treatment.
Please note: British Columbia has updated its Cervical Cancer Screening Policy. Cervical cancer screening should begin at age 25. Average-risk women between the ages of 25-69 should be screened every three years. To find out more, visit:
Sexual Assault Support at SFU: www.sfu.ca/sexual-assault.html
Options for Sexual Health BC: www.optionsforsexualhealth.org
Provides access to quality sexual educational materials and general information.
Sexuality and You: www.sexualityandu.ca
Credible and reliable sexual education and information
Women Against Violence Against Women (WAVAW): www.wavaw.ca
Sexual Assault Support Services (Rape Crisis Services)