xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" viewBox="0 0 54 54">
Skip to content

Sexual health

Sexual health is fundamental to the overall health and well-being of individuals and couples and requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, and the opportunity to have pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free from coercion, discrimination and violence.

Sexual health-related issues are wide-ranging. They cover so much more diseases and sexual dysfunction and encompass sexual orientation and gender identity, sexual expression, relationships, and pleasure.

The Danish Health Authority focuses on sexual well-being in all phases of life and not only on the reduction of diseases and unwanted pregnancies. Efforts aimed at promoting sexual health and well-being are – in addition to imparting knowledge and guidance – about increasing the population’s self-esteem, awareness and personal strength to withstand pressure to engage in unwanted sexual relationships.

Updated 27 JAN 2021