Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has published Ireland’s first National Sexual Health Strategy and Action Plan to raise awareness of sexual health and stem the rising incidence of sexually transmitted infections.

The National Sexual Health Strategy is Ireland’s first national framework for sexual health and wellbeing.

The three key goals of the strategy are:

  • To ensure that everyone has access to appropriate sexual health education and information;
  • To ensure that high quality sexual health services are available and affordable;
  • Ensure that good quality data is available to guide the service.

This is the first time that a nationally co-ordinated approach has been developed to improve the sexual health and wellbeing of the population. The Strategy will run from 2015-2020 and an Action Plan for 2015 and 2016 has been drafted to ensure that work starts immediately.

The full Sexual Health Strategy and Action plan are available here.

The full press release in relation to the Sexual Health Strategy launch is available here.

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