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The Importance of Sexual Health Awareness Month

September is National Sexual Health Awareness Month. For many people, discussing sexual health and anything relating to sex may be uncomfortable or taboo, but openly discussing sexual health is essential to understanding how it may impact other aspects of your overall health.

The Word Health Organization defines sexual health as “fundamental to the overall health and well-being of individuals, couples and families, and the social and economic development of communities and countries.”

Sexual health can include but is not limited to questions or concerns surrounding HIV testing and treatment, sexually transmitted infections (STI) testing and treatment, pre- and post-exposure medication, counseling, vaccinations, and contraception.

Shame, stigma, and fear of judgment are genuine concerns for people when talking about anything related to sexual and reproductive health, and it is crucial to find a medical, dental, and behavioral health provider that understands that patients might not feel comfortable disclosing sexual discomfort, childhood sexual abuse, or similar sexual health topics.

Greater Family Health is proud to have a team of experienced professionals that provide medical, dental, and behavioral health services, case management and education surrounding sexual health in an inclusive, welcoming, and comfortable environment.

Greater Family Health works to remove all barriers that may keep patients from accessing life-saving care. That is also why Greater Family Health accepts various insurance plans to ensure your visit is affordable. Patients without insurance are also accepted and may be eligible for our Sliding Fee Discount program.

To learn more about Greater Family Health’s Sexual Health Services, please call 844.599.3700 or visit GreaterFamilyHealth.org today!

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