Sexual and reproductive health

Brief sexuality-related communication

Recommendations for a public health approach


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Publication details

Number of pages: 70
Publication date: May 2015
Languages: English, French, Russian
ISBN: 978 92 4 154900 4


Both research and consultations over the last decades have identified sexuality-related communication as an issue that requires urgent attention. While clients would like their health-care providers to discuss sexual health concerns, health workers lack the necessary training and knowledge to feel comfortable addressing such issues.

This guideline provides health policy-makers and decision-makers in health professional training institutions with advice on the rationale for health-care providers’ use of counselling skills to address sexual health concerns in a primary health care setting