Sexual health, pregnancy and childbirth

Sexual health is about more than just preventing sexually transmitted diseases. It includes sex education, pregnancy, family planning, protection from discrimination and sexual rights. Future parents have many questions about pregnancy and childbirth. Information about what happens before and after the birth and labour law issues are therefore very useful.

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Sexuality

Per la promozione della salute sessuale e per l’educazione sessuale di bambini, giovani e adulti esistono informazioni in diverse lingue. Tra i temi affrontati vi sono l’orientamento sessuale, i diritti sessuali e la prevenzione degli abusi sessuali.

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Sexual health and rights

This brochure is for you! It provides information about various topics concerning sexual and reproductive health. The first chapter is dedicated to sexual rights, which are derived from human rights. They are the basis of how we deal with sexual health iss…

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ZANZU

Zanzu provides clear information in easy-to-understand language about sexual and reproductive health in 13 different languages. It makes communication about these topics easier, for example during a counselling session.

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Lilli addresses teenagers and young adults with the aim of preventing violence and promoting sexual health. Our offer is low-threshold, free and anonymous. Visitors can ask questions without giving an email address. They will be answered by doctors, psycho…

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Family planning

Topics such as contraception, sexual health and the desire for children are very personal. Information that also meets the needs of underprivileged target groups is particularly important in this sensitive area.

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sex-i

The website www.sex-i.ch offers reliable and up-to-date information on a range of sexual health issues. Topics include: genital (sexual) organs, contraceptive methods, pregnancy, termination of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. With just one c…

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You are about to become parents

• You will be able to give your child a healthier start in life. • The risk of miscarriage and premature birth will be lower. • The likelihood of a low birth weight will decrease. • The risk of sudden infant death syndrome will be lower.

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Pregnancy and childbirth

The emphasis is on mother and child health and issues of family life for new parents.
Expectant mothers do not need to pay for their own prenatal examinations. The basic health insurance also covers the cost of childbirth. Free advisory services are available for the parents before and after their child is born.

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Birth: the start of a relationship for life

There are a lot of things that you, as expect¬ant parents, will be wondering long before you hold your baby in your arms. This brochure provides you with information and tips about the things you can do now to make sure that you are well prepared for the b…

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Breastfeeding

Breast milk is the best food for babies. But breastfeeding doesn't always work straight away. This can unsettle young mothers and fathers. Easy-to-understand information and advice help them overcome difficulties.

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Breast is best (Short version)

Key sequences from the award-winning instructional film on breastfeeding "Breast is best" were selected by the scientific advisory council of Breast Feeding Promotion Switzerland: benefits for mother and child, bonding, correct positioning, breastfeeding p…

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If you want the best for your baby, be sure to offer it.

Breastmilk provides the best nutrition to ensure your baby’s health and a strong start in life. Studies have shown that a baby’s father has tremendous impact on whether, and for how long their partner nurses their child. It is important to use that influen…

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Sexually transmitted diseases

Most people know that HIV is a sexually transmitted disease. However, there are a range of other sexually transmitted diseases too. The good news is that we can protect ourselves from them. You can find out about infection risks and how to protect yourself from sexually transmitted diseases.

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Since May 2022, clusters of monkeypox infections have been observed in Europe and other regions. Switzerland is also affected. The disease is transmitted through close contact. Anyone with symptoms should consult a physician.

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ZANZU

Zanzu provides clear information in easy-to-understand language about sexual and reproductive health in 13 different languages. It makes communication about these topics easier, for example during a counselling session.

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Gender / LGBTIQ

LGBTIQ is the international abbreviation for 'lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer' and is a group term for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or have intersex or queer characteristics. LGBTIQ people are affected by stigmatization and social discrimination because of their gender identity or sexual orientation. They have an above-average risk of depression and addiction. Awareness campaigns and information aim to promote health, prevent illness, and protect this vulnerable target group from social and health discrimination.

Female genital mutilation (FGM)

"Female genital mutilation (FGM), is the term for the partial or complete removal of a woman’s external sexual organs.
It is estimated that about 138 million women around the world have been subjected to FGM. Each year, about three million girls, most of them under 15, are subjected to it. Even professionals working in the educational, healthcare and social services in Switzerland come across this issue in their work."

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Netzwerk gegen Mädchenbeschneidung Schweiz

Das Netzwerk gegen Mädchenbeschneidung Schweiz wurde 2016 im Auftrag des Bundesamtes für Gesundheit und des Staatssekretariats für Migration gegründet. Die vier Trägerorganisationen Caritas Schweiz, Sexuelle Gesundheit Schweiz, Terre des femmes Schweiz und…

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Promotion card: female-genital-cutting.ch

This flyer informs about the new website female-genital-cutting. The flyer is available in the following languages: German, French, Italian and English. All flyers also contain the information in Somali and Tigrinya. On the website website female-genital…

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