SEXUAL HEALTH

Aug 15, 2008

SEXUAL HEALTH - World Health Organization defined as " the integration of the somatic, emotional, intellectual and social aspect of sexual being, in ways that are positively enriching and that enhance personality, communication and love". This definition recognizes the biologic, psychologic and socio-cultural dimentions of sexuality.

CHARACTERISTICS OF SEXUAL HEALTH:

  • knowledge about sexuality and sexual behavior
  • ability to express one's full sexual potential. excluding all forms of sexual coercion, exploitation and abuse
  • ability to make autonomous decisions about one's sexual life within a context of personal and social ethics
  • eperience of sexual pleasure as a source of physical, psychologic, cognitive and spiritual well being
  • capability to express sexuality through communication, touch, emotional expression and love
  • right to make free and responsible reproductive choices
  • ability to access sexual health care for the prevention and treatment of all sexual concerns, problems and diorders

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