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MONTREAL, MARCH 11, 2014 On Wednesday, March 12, beginning at 9:30 am, Lester B. Pearson High School (11575 P.M. Favier Street) in Montreal North will be holding their first sex education seminar. The aim is to give students an opportunity to discover and inform themselves on the various issues regarding sex and sexuality.

Six different lectures will be offered . Students will select three that they wish to attend.

Respectful Relationships: What is a “Respectful Relationship”? Discussion will revolve around what respect means, effective communications and troublesome gender stereotypes that can get in the way. Videos taken from popular media of couples interacting with each other  will be shown to prompt more discussion.

Self-Identity:We spend our whole lives trying to figure out and understand who we are.  Each of us is unique and has our own identity.  Interestingly, our identities are multifaceted and continuously evolving.  This workshop will be about self-identity and how it relates to sexuality.  Through an interactive seminar, students will explore the different aspects of self-identity and the impact it has on our lives.  They will also look at incorporating self-compassion and self-acceptance in our daily lives.

Violence in Romantic Relationships: This seminar looks at what are romantic relationships, as well as other relationships. What constitutes a good and  bad relationship? This will provide students with insight and resources available to help anyone who might be in an unhealthy relationship. Discussion on self-image and body image will also ensue.

Contraception: This seminar will look at the various types of contraception available on the market for both men and women. What are the advantages and disadvantages of various contraception? Are there side effects? Statistics will be given to support the importance of contraception, as well as the services that are available at the youth clinic at the CLSC.

StIs Why Must We Understand Them: What are STIs? With all the information out there why is there an increase of STIs in our society? The seminar will look at the various STIs and treatments. as well how they are transmitted from person to person. Prevention and statistics available on STIs will be discussed.

Sex, Drugs, and the Law:When you are under the influence of drugs and alcohol are you still responsible for your actions? Is sex consensual when you are under the influence of drugs and alcohol? This seminar will inform students about  their rights. It will also look at health risks.  


Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213