What is the NCSH?
The National Coalition for Sexual Health (NCSH), managed by Altarum Institute, is a group of more than 50 leading national health and medical organizations working together to improve sexual health and well-being across the lifespan. The coalition believes that the benefits of good sexual health go well beyond disease prevention. Being sexually healthy means being able to enjoy a healthier body, a satisfying sexual life, positive relationships, and peace of mind.
What’s in this Guide?
- Action steps for achieving good sexual health
- Information on recommended sexual health services for men and women
- Tips on how to talk with a health care provider
- Resources on sexual health topics
This guide informs men and women of all ages, including teens and older adults, about sexual health. It focuses on the preventive services (screenings, vaccines, and counseling) that can help protect and improve your sexual health. The guide explains these recommended services and helps you find and talk with a health care provider.
This guide was developed with the assistance of the Health Care Action Group of the National Coalition for Sexual Health. To learn more about the coalition, visit http://www.nationalcoalitionforsexualhealth.org.
Altarum Institute. Take Charge of Your Sexual Health: What you need to know about preventive services. Washington, DC: Altarum Institute; 2014.
Take Charge of Your Sexual Health: What you need to know about preventive services was supported by cooperative agreement number 5H25PS003610-03 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Its contents are solely the responsibility of Altarum Institute and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC.