Frequently Asked Questions

Below are questions that you have asked us in the past. If you have a question you need answered, simply click here to ask it.



" How can I encourage my children to have Safe Sex?" - Cristina

One way to encourage safer sex is by having an opendiscussion with your children to educate them on the benefits of safer sex. Themore comfortable you are discussing this topics with your children the morelikely they will be to come to you with future question they may have.  Another option is to make condoms easilyavailable in your home where your children can access them without judgment.

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" I just found out that I am pregnant and did not intend for this to happen. I don't know what to do and could really use some advice. Do you know someone I could speak with about this situation?" - Staff

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" How would someone make an appointment to have an abortion with your clinic?" - Staff

  1. The Morgentaler Clinic is located at 65 Bank Street and their phone number is (613) 567-3360. The Morgentaler clinic is open Monday through Friday, but their clinic days are on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and some Saturdays (which is likely when you’ll get your appointment).


  2. The Ottawa Hospital (sometimes known as the Women’s Health Clinic) can be reached Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7:00am-11:00am and Tuesdays from 7:30am-noon (they’re closed on Thursdays and weekends). Their phone number is (613) 761-4921.


Also, please know that both places can have wait times.  Don’t hesitate to call either clinic or Planned Parenthood at (613) 226-3234 if you have any questions or concerns.

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" I was having sex with my boyfriend last night and the condom broke. I don’t want to have a baby. What do I do now?" - Staff

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" I am teaching health to grades 3-8 and am looking for teaching resources about puberty, reproductive issues, healthy body image and sexuality. What do you recommend?" - Melissa

Here are some resources that may be helpful:

- The sexualityandu.com websiteoffers teaching resources (http://www.sexualityandu.ca/resource-library/teachers/resources)and some videos (http://www.sexualityandu.ca/video/P0/) thatmight be useful. The website also has games and activities online that arespecifically geared toward youth.

- International Planned Parenthood has a list of resources and toolkits: http://www.ippf.org/resources

- The Canadian Federation forSexual Health (formerly Planned Parenthood Canada) has Education and Trainingresources: (http://www.cfsh.ca/Resources/Educational_and_Training_tools/).

- Planned Parenthood Ottawa offers community education sessions for a smallhonorarium. You can find more information about our presentation topicsat http://www.ppottawa.ca/programs.aspx?id=28 .We also offer our Insight Theatre program, a for-youth, by-youth publiceducation theatre presentation, which has been really enjoyed by youth in its26 years of performances. More information is on our website: http://www.ppottawa.ca/programs.aspx?id=32

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" My son/daughter will be starting her first year of University soon and I wanted to make sure that s/he had enough free condoms on hand. Does PPO provide free condoms in bulk?" - Chris

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