To raise awareness of sexual health, CIHR-funded researchers are available to discuss this important part of our lives and its impact on people’s physical and mental health. What is CIHR? The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of Canada’s health research investment agency. [Its] mission is to create new scientific knowledge and to enable its translation into improved health, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian health care system. 

The CIHR experts discussing the importance of sexual health at the University of British Columbia (UBC) are listed below:

Women are this, men are that – Discussing misconceptions about gender norms
Dr. Joy Johnson, Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health (Vancouver, British Columbia)

Sex, risky behaviour, and infection – Contraceptive methods to reduce sexually transmitted diseases
Dr. Robert Brunham, CIHR-funded researcher (Vancouver, British Columbia)

Feeling sexy after prostate or breast removal? – Rebuilding confidence post-cancer
Dr. John Oliffe, CIHR-funded researcher (Vancouver, British Columbia)

Pregnancy rates are higher among gay, lesbian and bisexual teens: A closer look at sexual health for sexual minority youth
Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc, CIHR-funded researcher (Vancouver, British Columbia)

Look up the UBC’s CIHR experts via the Faculty & Administrative Directory at: Visit the CIHR website at:

Did You Know?

You can find ‘a peer-reviewed casebook on a range of research-based accounts that illustrate how attending to gender and sex in health research contributes to advancing knowledge, strengthening science and improving knowledge translation’. Read or download this e-publication in cIRcle at:

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