Introduction to Sexual Health

Closeup of a young man embracing and smiling at a young woman.

In my day we didn’t have sex education, we just picked up what we could off the television.

—Victoria Wood, actress


By the end of this section, you will be able to:

  • Describe types of sexually transmitted diseases and how to prevent STDs or unintended pregnancies
  • Identify risks of sexual assault, including date rape, and where to go for help


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