Heart Your Parts
At Options for Sexual Health, we Heart Our Parts! We care about the healthy sexuality of all British Columbians and are proud to provide sexual and reproductive health care and education to all.
At Opt, we offer sexual and reproductive health care, information, and education from a feminist, pro-choice, sex-positive perspective. Whether it’s donating money here or time through our provincial volunteer program, support to Opt means positive sexual health for all British Columbians.
Options for Sexual Health is BC’s Planned Parenthood. When we changed our name from Planned Parenthood Association of British Columbia to Options for Sexual Health in 2003, we wanted to show that we did more than just "plan parenthood".
We support the unrestricted right of women and people who can become pregnant to choose when and if to have children. We support the right of people to receive the sexual health education and services they seek, based on their informed consent. We break down the barriers young people experience seeking non-judgmental and inclusive sexual health care.
In 2011 we proudly celebrated our 50th birthday and in 2012 we opened our 60th clinic.
Our clinics are staffed by nurses, doctors, and trained volunteers to serve and respect all ages, all genders, all orientations. We offer birth control counselling, low-cost contraceptives and supplies, STI and PAP testing, pregnancy testing and options counselling, and general sexual health information and referrals.
Opt Education Services
Our education programs provide informative, fact-based presentations in a comprehensive, nonjudgmental, and accessible style for audiences ranging from kindergarten students to trained professional.
1-800 SEX SENSE
Call our sex sense line between 9 am and 9 pm, Monday to Friday to speak confidentially to a nurse, educator, or counsellor about sexual health, sexuality, contraception, clinic locations, or clinic referrals. Our Sex Sense line is accessed by people from all over the world.
To support Opt services in your community, click on the regional link below:
Sea to Sky & Islands