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Sexual health

Sexual health is fundamental to the overall health and well-being of individuals and couples and requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, and the opportunity to have pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free from coercion, discrimination and violence.

Updated 27 JAN 2021

Sexual health-related issues are wide-ranging. They cover so much more diseases and sexual dysfunction and encompass sexual orientation and gender identity, sexual expression, relationships, and pleasure.

The Danish Health Authority focuses on sexual well-being in all phases of life and not only on the reduction of diseases and unwanted pregnancies. Efforts aimed at promoting sexual health and well-being are – in addition to imparting knowledge and guidance – about increasing the population’s self-esteem, awareness and personal strength to withstand pressure to engage in unwanted sexual relationships.