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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LGBTI is the international abbreviation for 'lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex' and is a group term for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender or have intersex characteristics. LGBTI 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), 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."