14 Feb European Sexual Health Day
We all know that February 14th is Valentine’s Day… but did you know that it’s also celebrated as European Sexual Health Day? We dedicate this day to raising awareness about sexual health issues in Europe. More specifically, our goal is to encourage all of you to prioritize your sexual health and well-being, by facilitating your access to accurate and reliable information on this topic.
According to a recent report by the European Parliament, there is a high level of concern about the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of Europeans. Some European countries still, to this day, have restrictive laws and policies which, oftentimes, result in stigma and discrimination against certain groups of people. The solution is simple: sexual health education.
Fortunately, there are many initiatives and programs in place, designed to improve the sexual health of Europeans. One of the key initiatives is the WHO’s Action Plan for Sexual and Reproductive Health, towards achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Europe. The slogan “Leaving no one behind” speaks for itself.
The three main goals of this plan are:
(1) Enabling all people to make informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive health, and ensuring that their human rights are respected, protected, and fulfilled;
(2) Ensuring that all people can enjoy the highest attainable standard of sexual and reproductive health and well-being;
(3) Guaranteeing universal access to sexual and reproductive health and eliminating inequities.
On the other hand, some of the objectives include addressing the root causes of gender-based violence, promoting gender equality and non-discrimination, eliminating avoidable maternal mortality, reducing sexually transmitted infections (STIs), diagnosing, and treating infertility, etc.
Another important initiative is the European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG), a patient-led NGO working to provide people living with HIV high-quality care and treatment. Also, the EATG seeks to promote human rights and eliminate discrimination towards those people.
Some European countries have already started promoting comprehensive sex education in schools, as well as providing access to modern contraception methods. This way young people will be able to make informed choices about their sexual health and potentially prevent unintended pregnancies or STIs.
At Reproclinic, we understand the importance of sexual health, and, for this reason, we are committed to providing our patients with the best possible care and support. Our team of experienced fertility specialists is dedicated to helping all of you achieve your reproductive goals, as we continue to offer a wide range of treatments to suit our patients’ different needs.
Come and explore the various holistic, as well as traditional, treatments and services we offer at Reproclinic. Book your first consultation with us today to start your journey toward a happier and healthier life.