Sexual Health

The promotion of sexual health requires specific information and attitudes to avoid unwanted consequences of sexual behavior.

Sexual Health Life Behaviors:

Having applied the sexual health subconcepts at the appropriate age, the learner will be able to:

  • Practice health-promoting behaviors, such as regular check-ups, breast and testicular self-exam, and early identification of potential problems.

  • Use contraception effectively to avoid unintended pregnancy.

  • Avoid contracting or transmitting a sexually transmitted disease, including HIV.

  • Act consistently with one’s own values when dealing with an unintended pregnancy.

  • Seek early prenatal care.

  • Help prevent sexual abuse.