Many factors can adversely impact on people’s sexual health including poverty, unemployment, poor education, alcohol and substance misuse and social exclusion.
Looking after your Sexual Health is important because it is an issue that can affect your Mental Health, your Physical Well-being, and your relationships with others.
Practicing safer sex will not only help reduce the risk of catching a sexually transmitted infection (STI) but will also reduce the risk of an unplanned pregnancy.
Today, in contrast to even 15-20 years ago, there is much more Media/Social Media discussion about sexuality which is frank, detailed and explicit. On occasions this can lead to misleading or distorted images of relationships and sexuality.
Useful websites/ information about looking after your Sexual Health:
Sexual Health NI http://www.sexualhealthni.info/
Youth Health Advice Service http://www.setrust.hscni.net/healthyliving/2427.htm
Sexual Health Service http://www.setrust.hscni.net/services/sexualhealth.htm
NHS Choices – Sexual Health http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Sexualhealthtopics/Pages/Sexual-health-hub.aspx
Family Planning Association http://www.fpa.org.uk/