Sexual health is an important part of your overall health and well-being
The City of Hamilton provides this sexual health information & services:
Sexual Health Clinics
Hamilton Public Health Services operates clinics at 10 different locations across the city.
Sex, Consent & the law
Understanding what sexual consent means is important before engaging in sexual activity. You must give consent for sexual activity freely and you must be capable of consenting to sexual activity at that time. Consent cannot be given by someone who:
- is incapable of consenting at that time (e.g., unconscious or intoxicated)
- feels their safety is threatened if they do not consent
You can withdraw consent to sexual activity at any time.
Age of consent to sexual activity
There is a minimum age of consent for sexual activity in Canada according to the law. Sexual activity includes any sexual behaviour from touching for a sexual purpose, such as kissing, to sexual intercourse.
Learn more about sexual consent and the age of consent to sexual activity in Canada
February 22, 2023