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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Well being P.E.I. has modified the title of Girls’s Wellness and Sexual Well being Companies to Sexual Well being, Choices and Reproductive Companies (SHORS).
The well being authority mentioned the brand new title higher displays the inhabitants it serves in a extra inclusive method.
“The language we use in well being care is essential,” mentioned Andrew MacDougall, Well being P.E.I.’s govt director for group well being and seniors care. “For those who’re attempting to entry the companies of a program like this and discover the title doesn’t embrace you, it may be (a) barrier to receiving care.”
The brand new title for this system was made in session with PEERS Alliance.
“This transformation will assist to permit individuals of all gender identities to entry wanted well being care,” mentioned Anastasia Preston, trans group outreach co-ordinator for PEERS Alliance.
Whereas the title has modified, the companies offered by SHORS are the identical. These embrace being pregnant choices counselling, abortion companies, contraception counselling and care, prenatal care, sexual well being schooling and sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections screening and remedy, amongst different companies.
Well being P.E.I. famous that the telephone quantity for SHORS, 1-844-365-8258, additionally stays the identical.