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2018 World sexual health Day

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SEXUALITY is an integral part of an individual’s life and identity. Despite this, sexuality and sexual health are often considered taboo subjects. World Sexual Health Day attempts to change this by engaging youth, adults, educators, sexual health practitioners, nonprofit organizations, and government policy-makers in an open and earnest conversation about sex, sexuality, and sexual health.

The day also encourages parents, teachers, guardians, and pediatricians to provide children and youth under their care with age-appropriate and scientifically accurate sex education.

Comprehensive sexuality education can help young people and eventually, adults, to be more sex-positive – the notion that all sex is good as long as it involves consenting participants and does not compromise their health. In addition, sex education promotes safe sex, which is one of the bedrocks of sexual health. It also helps make consent an integral part of all sexual encounters.

World Sexual Health Day is not an official holiday so businesses, schools, and government offices are open. Sexual health groups and educators organize outreach drives, conferences, and workshops to bring attention to the importance of sexual health in maintaining a happy and fulfilling lifestyle.

Sexual Health Week 2018 will take place from Monday 24 to Sunday 30 September.

This year, the theme will be consented on: topic that underpins all  work on sexual health and wellbeing, for both health and education professionals.

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