The general practice management of sexual health covers physical, emotional, mental and social wellbeing
in relation to sexuality and not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity.
Sexual health requires a positive
approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence. According to the World Health Organization’s working definition, for sexual health to be attained and maintained, the sexual rights of all persons must be respected, protected and fulfilled. As community-based health practitioners, general practitioners are vital to the maintenance of individual sexual health.