“Sexual health is 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 experience, 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.” - World Health Organization
Supportive and safe relationships, good self-esteem and respect, as well as knowledge about preventing unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections are some of the many aspects of healthy sexuality. Making wise and informed choices, taking care of your reproductive health and accepting and expressing your sexual identity are all vital to staying sexually healthy throughout your life.
By providing information, education, programs and services through funded agencies and health authorities across the province, the provincial government supports all Manitobans in making informed choices about healthy sexual practices.