World Sexual Health Day - 04 September.

On September 4th, World Sexual Health Day brings greater awareness of sexual health. Managed by the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS), the day also celebrates sexuality and promotes sexual rights.

What exactly is sexual health? Sexual health involves the state of physical, mental, and social well-being regarding sexuality. However, sexual health isn’t just about relationships. Our sexual health influences medical issues, education, and sexual behavior. The observance also tackles issues including unplanned pregnancies and safer sex practices.

Part of being sexually healthy is having a respectful attitude toward sexuality. Besides sexual health, sexual rights are a central topic on World Sexual Health Day. Some examples of sexual rights include the right to:

  • Equality and non-discrimination
  • Autonomy and bodily integrity
  • Be free from all forms of violence and coercion
  • Privacy
  • The highest attainable standard of health, including sexual health
  • Accurate information
  • Education
  • Decide to have children and how many to have
  • Access justice

World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) promotes World Sexual Health Day. The first observance took place in 2010. Throughout the years, different slogans help to promote the celebration. For example, the slogan of the first-ever observance of the day was, “Let’s talk about it!” 

This year 2022, the theme of World Sexual Health Day is ‘Let’s Talk Pleasure’, recognizing the role of sexual pleasure in overall sexual health and well-being. Read more about WHO’s work to promote sexual well-being this World Sexual Health Day.

Source: www.who.int


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