Sexual Health and Wellbeing
We are delighted to present Cheshire West and Chester's Sexual Health and Wellbeing Strategy, which covers the years 2018-2022. In it we recognise the significance of a lifecourse approach in preventing, diagnosing, living and ageing well for sexual health and wellbeing. It is important to remember our experiences of love and relationships change across our lifecourse (our lifetime, from conception to older age) in both positive and negative ways, and are influenced by individual and social factors.
We recognise that for good sexual health we need relationships based on equality, sexual fulfilment and reproductive choice. Part of our work in ensuring there is choice for people is to break down barriers so everybody can access the support and services they need at each stage of their lives.
This strategy provides a framework to guide and plan local services and preventative interventions aimed at improving sexual health outcomes across the lifecourse. It is vital we recognise and identify clear outcomes that impact on reducing sexual health inequalities and provide accessible services to all who need them.
Our aim is for Cheshire West and Chester to be a place where everyone can lead a healthy and fulfilling life. We want our residents to know that their borough is a place where people can make positive and informed choices that result in sexually fulfilled lives, are treated with dignity and respect in a manner that is non-judgemental to ensure they get the help, support and information they need.