Your Voice Your Health Camden Series: Sexual Health Report April 2024

Sexual health is a significant aspect of a young person’s overall health and well-being.

The World Health Organization (WHO) 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”.

Adolescence (ages 10-19 years) is a time of change and experimentation but also vulnerability when comes to their sexual health. During this time, young people develop behaviours, attitudes, norms, relationships, and practices related to their sexual health.