sexual health

URI: http://eige.europa.eu/taxonomy/term/1377

Definition

Sexual health is a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being related to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity. Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence. For sexual health to be attained and maintained, the sexual rights of all persons must be respected, protected and fulfilled.

Source(s)

World Health Organization – WHO. Defining Sexual Health – Working Definition. Available at:

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