Information on Sex and Sexuality
Sex SenseSex Sense is a free, pro-choice, sex-positive, and confidential service. Their team of registered nurses, counsellors, and sex educators offer information and resources on sex, sexuality and sexual health, for people living in British Columbia and the Yukon. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Options for Sexual HealthOptions for Sexual Health has three key programs that offer sexual and reproductive health services, care, and information. They operate health clinics throughout BC and run a sexual/reproductive information health line, called Sex Sense.
Other BC Abortion Services
National Abortion Federation - Find an Abortion ProviderTo access the National Abortion Federation's list of abortion providers in British Columbia, across Canada, and around the world, follow this LINK.
West Kootenay Family Planning Services - NelsonMedication abortions (up to 9 weeks, 6 days of pregnancy) and aspiration abortions at Kootenay Lake Hospital (up to 11 weeks and 6 days of pregnancy). Management of first trimester pregnancy losses (expectant management, medical management, or uterine aspiration, and appropriate follow up).
Vancouver Island Women’s Clinic - VictoriaOffers screening for sexually transmitted infections and cervical cancer (PAP and HPV vaccine), management of miscarriage, abortion, and contraception (including IUDs). Medical abortion up to 9 weeks 6 days can be done at the clinic, and aspiration abortion takes place at the hospital.
Choice ConnectChoice Connect helps you find your nearest abortion provider based on your needs. The website features detailed referral information for more than 120 abortion providers and clinics across Canada. Website users remain anonymous and it is free to use. By answering the questionnaire, you are provided with the contact information for the abortion providers that best meet your needs.
East Kootenay Women's Services Clinic - CranbrookAspiration abortions up to 12 weeks and medication abortions up to 9 weeks 6 days of pregnancy.
Women’s Vita Medical ClinicMedication abortion up to 9 weeks 6 days of pregnancy. Birth control consultations, IUD insertions, pap tests, and STI testing.
250 591 9812
Women's Services Clinic - Kelowna General HospitalAspiration abortions up to 12 weeks of pregnancy.
Other Pro-Choice Organizations
Abortion Rights Coalition of CanadaThe Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada (ARCC) is a nation-wide political pro-choice group devoted to ensuring abortion rights and access. They maintain a list of abortion services in Canada which can be accessed here.
Action Canada for Sexual Health & RightsAction Canada works in Canada and around the world to promote health, well-being, and rights related to sexuality and reproduction. They provide direct support, referrals, and information, and work on campaigns to advance progressive policies on access to abortion, stigma-free healthcare, gender equality, LGBTQ rights, and inclusive sex-ed.
National Abortion Federation CanadaNAF operates the largest national, toll-free, multi-lingual hotline for abortion referrals and financial assistance in the U.S. and Canada. They provide callers with accurate information, confidential consultation, options counselling, and referrals to providers of quality abortion care. They also provide case management services for women with special needs, and limited financial assistance to help subsidize care and travel-related expenses. The hotline is free, completely anonymous, and offers services to everyone, regardless of their individual situation. For unbiased information about abortion and about other resources, including financial assistance, call toll-free 1-800-772-9100 Weekdays: 7:00 A.M.-11:00 P.M. Eastern time Saturdays and Sundays: 9:00 A.M.- 5:00 P.M. For referrals to quality abortion providers call 1-877-257-0012 (no funding assistance provided on this line). Monday-Friday: 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Medical Students for ChoiceMSFC has more than 220 chapters around the world. MSFC members organize to change institutional policies and broaden opportunities for all their fellow students to receive family planning education. Medical Students for Choice supports any medical student or physician in training seeking abortion and family planning education.
Embrace ClinicFree and confidential medical care for survivors of violence who are 12 years of age and older, of any gender. As part of the Fraser Health Forensic Nursing Service, the Embrace Clinic provides short-term medical care to survivors of recent violence. The Embrace Clinic provides confidential medical care with your safety and privacy in mind. The Embrace Clinic provides:
- Follow-up medical care to anyone seen by the Forensic Nursing Service or other emergency assault teams
- Health care to people who have experienced violence within seven days that have not seen a health care provider and do not need emergency medical care
- Medical follow-up for people who have experienced violence in the past three months
- Care, assessment and follow-up of injuries
- Screening for sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy, infectious diseases (HIV, Hep C (HCV)), and other conditions
- Referrals to specialists when necessary or appropriate