Map of Simcoe Muskoka

Sexual Health

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)

According to the Canadian Community Health Survey (2011–2014) among the Simcoe Muskoka population (15-49 years), 8% (6.5%, 12.1%) reported ever having a sexually transmitted infection (STI). This was not significantly different from what was reported for all of Ontario for the same time period, where 6.5% (6.0%, 7.0%) reported ever having an STI.

Prevalence of ever having a sexually transmitted infection among Ontario adults (15-49 years) is higher among females and those with lower levels of income. Between 2011 and 2014 in Ontario, 5% (4.2%, 5.4%) of males (15-49 years) reported ever having an STI, which was significantly lower than the 8% (7.4%, 8.9%) of females (15-49 years) that reported ever having an STI. Among Ontario adults (15-49 years) in the lowest income category, 10% (7.8%, 12.9%) reported ever having an STI, which was significantly higher than the 6% (5.3%, 6.4%) of those in the highest income category that reported ever having had an STI.

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