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Sexual Health

Sex isn’t something that is often openly discussed. However, it is an important element of our well-being.

The World Health Organization says “[Sexual health is]…the integration of the physical, emotional, intellectual and social aspects of sexual being, in ways that are positively enriching and that enhance personality, communication and love.”

Sexual health covers a wide range of important issues including:

  • Sexual development
  • Sexual function
  • Sexual behaviour
  • Intimacy
  • Reproductive health
  • Disease prevention

Good sexual health means having the knowledge, skills and ability to make informed sexual choices and acting responsibly to protect your health and the health of others.

Click on the resource links to find out more information about sexual health and sexually transmitted infections.