September, 2018


The new WHO-HRP framework uses six guiding principles that should be considered when assessing overall sexual health. These principles look to integrate other aspects of our lives such as our physical, emotional, mental and social well-being, as it relates to our sexuality.

The framework looks at how sexually transmitted infections may cause implications in fertility and how sexuality is impacted by socioeconomical, cultural and geopolitical characteristics, to name a few. If you are interested in learning more about how these and other components of the framework may affect your sexuality, please click here.

By identifying the components that impact your sexual health, and by taking control of these, you are a step closer to improved overall health and well-being.


© All rights reserved. Sexual health and its linkages to reproductive health: an operational approach. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2017. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.


Sexual Health is an important part of our overall health and this September, The World Health Organization (WHO)  is promoting their Human Reproduction Programme (HRP) in time to celebrate World Sexual Health Day.  Although sexuality can still be surrounded by taboos or considered a controversial topic, the truth is that sexual health plays an integral role in the overall health of individuals. Within that context, WHO is releasing its new HRP framework. Dr. Ian Askey, Director of WHO Department of Reproductive Health and Research Including HRP, notes “the new WHO-HRP framework is unprecedented. Sexual health is so much more than the absence of disease, and we need to work together across sectors to reach all people throughout their lives with interventions that are effective.” 

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