Sexuality is a broad concept including desires, values, identities, behaviors, beliefs and more. How we take care of ourselves with regard to sexuality is our sexual health.
The World Health Organization defines sexual health as:
“…a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality; it is not merely 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.” (WHO, 2006a)
Visit the links below to support your sexual health!
- Healthy Relationships
- Making Decisions about Dating and Sex
- Condoms and Other Items for Safer Sex
- Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Assessment at UHS
- HIV Testing Options at UHS
- Emergency Contraception
- Pregnancy Testing and Options
- Resources for Sexual Health
Please note: health educators keep most questions confidential, but are required to report sexual misconduct per U-M Policy. For confidential help with sexual misconduct, please visit Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center or the Policy's Resources chart.