Members of the Coalition will work together to achieve the following goals:
Promote awareness and acceptance of sexual health as a core element of overall health and well-being across the lifespan.
Encourage and normalize open dialogue about sexual health between partners, parents and children, healthcare providers and patients, and within communities.
Empower individuals to protect and enhance their own personal sexual health and well-being, while respecting the health and decisions of others.
Encourage a wide variety of organizations to embrace positive and effective approaches to sexual health and well-being, based on the best available science.
Encourage and enable health care providers and patients to have conversations about sexual health and to utilize evidence-based sexual health services.
Members of the National Coalition for Sexual Health believe that:
Sexual health is a core element of our overall health and well-being.
Sexuality is a natural and positive part of our lives, and individuals’ decisions about how to express their sexuality should be respected.
Americans should have access to accurate and complete information about sexual health, which is based on the best available science.
The needs of various populations which may differ by age, gender, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, education and income levels, personal values, and emotional and physical development should be recognized and addressed in our work.
It’s about honesty. It’s about knowledge. It’s about time.