What We Do
At Options for Sexual Health (Options) we care about the healthy sexuality of all. We currently offer services in British Columbia and the Yukon. We are All About Choice: we offer current sexual and reproductive health care, information, and education from a feminist, pro-choice*, sex positive perspective.
We recognize the many barriers that people face in accessing comprehensive sexual health education and non-judgmental and pro-choice services, and how intersectionality impacts access as well as how inequities multiply barriers for certain populations. We strive to put our clients and patients first, ensuring they have access to the information and care they need.
After opening our first clinic in 1968, we have continued to grow and provide accessible sexual health services throughout the province ever since. With a long history of providing sexual and reproductive health care in British Columbia, we are proud members of the International Planned Parenthood family.
To champion and celebrate the sexual health of all people in BC by supporting, providing, and promoting inclusive and accessible health care and education.
or more succinctly:
To champion and celebrate sexual health.
To be trusted and innovative leaders in a world that honours sexuality and its diversity.
The core values that shape who Options for Sexual Health is are based on the key elements that shape the services and mandates of the organization.
Knowledgable • Engaging • Inclusive
Honest and open conversations begin with knowledge.
The knowledge is only valuable if there is trust and engagement.
People will only engage and feel trust if we are inclusive and open.
Options for Sexual Health’s Motivation
Mind Opening • Community • Caring
Options for Sexual Health is centred around a mission of education, open conversations and informed decision making.
Options for Sexual Health represents healthy and happy relationships with ourselves and our partners.
Something that should be a part of everyone’s lives.
For more about what we do, and how you can become involved, visit our All About Impact section.
* Options for Sexual Health supports the unrestricted right of all women to choose when and if to have children. We support the right of young people to receive the sexual health education and services they seek, based on their informed consent.
Our definition of women is intersectional and inclusive, including trans women, non-binary, agender, and all other self-identified women. We also acknowledge that there are men and non-binary folks with uteruses who may need to access sexual and reproductive health services (including contraception, abortion, and cervical screening), and who can become pregnant.