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 illness — it requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence.
NATIONAL SEXUAL HEALTH CONFERENCE — held virtually this year due to ongoing safety concerns and uncertainty around travel, crowds, and COVID variants — will bring together clinicians, researchers, educators, social workers and healthcare administrators from across the United States and around the world to share information, efforts, and best practices around sexual health across the lifespan. The National Sexual Health Conference bridges the varied disciplines of education, advocacy, and clinical care, among others, in order to increase knowledge and skills, foster collaborations, align efforts, and build networks among peers delivering similar services.
The 2021 National Sexual Health Conference will have a focus on sexual health and sexual health services during the COVID-19 pandemic with an emphasis on sharing and diffusion of information, innovation, and lessons learned.