Sexual health

Sexual health is a state of physical, mental and social wellbeing in relation to sexuality, not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction of infirmity. Good sexual health requires a positive approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having safe and pleasurable sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence (WHO, 2006).

There are a number of infections that can affect your sexual health (including your fertility) and, in some cases, be transmitted to your sexual partner(s):

Many sexually transmissible infections do not have any symptoms. The only way to know if you have a sexually transmissible infection, and to keep yourself and your partner(s) healthy, is to get checked regularly.

Contact a GP or a sexual health service, such as Adelaide Sexual Health Centre or SHINE SA, to find out more or to make an appointment.


* a notifiable condition