Educating youth about sexual health is an important step in preventing HIV infection or adolescent pregnancy.
The Adolescent Sexual Health Conference is for people who work in the area of adolescent sexual and reproductive health and it runs Thursday in Regina.
Jackie Eaton, Sexual and Reproductive Health Program Coordinator with the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute, says the province has some of the highest sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and adolescent pregnancy rates in the country.
Even though the number of newly identified HIV cases in Saskatchewan decreased in 2014, the province still leads the country in HIV rates.
The conference includes various topics like “healthy relationships”, “aboriginal youth wellness” or “helping children and youth to stay safe on the internet.”