A fun and efficient tool to talk about STBBIs and to answer your children's questions.

The game “STBBIs: Under the Stethoscope” is a means to raise awareness about sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections aimed at students in secondary cycle one.

In this educational game, players take on the role of a doctor at an STBBI clinic.

Developed in partnership with Tel-jeunes and the ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, the game ties into the science and technology curriculum. Though designed for secondary cycle one in particular, it can also be used in cycle two to build on knowledge. The game relates to the “Health and Well-Being” broad area of learning, which has the following educational intent: To ensure that students develop a sense of responsibility for adopting good living habits with respect to health, safety and sexuality.

The game can also be used to implement the sex education contents determined by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education. More specifically, it deals with topics covered under the theme STBBIs and pregnancy for secondary 2 and 3.

By using this game in the classroom, you will help your students understand:

  • key issues surrounding STBBIs;
  • many myths about STBBIs;
  • steps to be taken if they have engaged in risky sexual behaviours;
  • preventive strategies to adopt;
  • attitudes to adopt and avoid;
  • available resources for youth in Québec;
  • etc.

The concepts covered by the game are as follows:

The Living World / Survival of species
(Concepts introduced in Secondary 1, acquired in Secondary 2, and reused in Secondary 3, 4 and 5)

    Sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs)
  • Name STBBIs.
  • Describe behaviours that avoid contracting an STBBI (e.g., using a condom).
  • Describe responsible behaviours that should be adopted after being diagnosed with an STBBI (e.g., informing one’s partner).
  • Describe methods of contraception.
  • Describe the pros and cons of certain methods of contraception.

The game “STBBIs: Under the Stethoscope” is the result of a co-creation with a Dalbé-Viau High School class.

Listen to Radio Canada's program on this innovative process (in French only): Les années lumière