Sexual and Reproductive Health
We are delighted to present Cheshire West and Chester's Sexual Health and Wellbeing Strategy, which covers the years 2022-2024. In it we recognise the significance of a life course approach in preventing, diagnosing, living and ageing well for sexual health and wellbeing.
Sexual health is an important area of public health. Most of the adult population of England are sexually active and access to quality sexual health services improves the health and wellbeing of both individuals and populations. The Government has set out its ambitions for improving sexual health in its publication, A Framework for Sexual Health Improvement in England. 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 across the life course, whilst also recognising the huge challenges and pressures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic on our services which have impacted sexual health delivery.