WORLD SEXUAL HEALTH DAY: the contribution of the #regalatevilasalute campaign02 September 2022
Sunday, 4 September is World Sexual Health Day. Since 2010, the World Association for Sexual Health has been promoting this day, aimed to spread a positive and respectful view of sexuality and physical relationships, provide clear and reliable information about sexuality, and make awareness on the risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases. In 2006 the World Health Organization provided a definition of sexual well-being, by which this initiative was inspired:
"Sexual health is a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality, it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity. Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the opportunity of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free from coercion, discrimination and violence.
For sexual health to be attained and maintained, the sexual rights of all persons must be respected, protected and fulfilled".
IBSA Farmaceutici cares about this topic. For this reason, together with Lega Basket Serie A - LBA, IBSA Farmaceutici supports with unconditional support the #regalatevilasalute campaign, committed to promote education around the great topic of sexual well-being of the couples to raise awareness among young people, the campaign's main target audience.
Sexual health is a key marker of people's health: "in addition to its influence on anxiety and depression, some sexual symptoms, such as erectile dysfunction, can be markers of other diseases such as metabolic, cardiovascular, and respiratory disorders", explains Professor Emmanuele Jannini, a sexologist, medical specialist in endocrinology and andrology and member of the scientific board of #regalatevilasalute.
"Today there is more awareness of sexuality than sexual health. This is a very remarkable issue , that's why is the focus of #regalatevilasalute. Women need to be informed and educated about sexuality, as well as men, in order to embrace the idea that sexuality is an integral part of physical and psychological well-being and that it should be exercised naturally with awareness", emphasizes Professor Sergio Pecorelli, Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and chairman of the #regalatevilasalute scientific board.
To read the experts' advice on how to preserve your own and your partner's sexual health, click here to visit the campaign website