The World Health Organisation defines sexual health as a state of physical, emotional, mental and social wellbeing in relation to sexuality; it is not just the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity.

Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having 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.