Sexual and reproductive health

Developing sexual health programmes

A framework for action

World Health Organization, Department of Reproductive Health and Research

Publication details

Number of pages: 55 pages
Publication date: 2010
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/RHR/HRP/10.22 - Web only


This framework points to the importance of programming for sexual health across the five domains of laws, policies and human rights; education; society and culture; economics; and health. Using a multisectoral rights-based approach, it outlines elements of a programme-based response, together with key entry points for the promotion of sexual health by providing information and support for both broadbased and targeted community education initiatives.