Fact Sheets: COVID-19 and Sexual Health

Looking for info and practical advice to help you protect your sexual health during COVID-19? Check out the fact sheets below, including a full fact sheet on all topics, and shorter fact sheets on specific topics. Feel free to share these fact sheets with others.

The Full Fact Sheet includes:

  • How is COVID-19 spread?
  • How is COVID-19 spread through sexual activity?
  • Which partners are safest during COVID-19?
  • How can I reduce my risk during close contact and sexual activity?
  • What if I don’t live with my partner, but want to see them?
  • How can I keep my relationship strong during COVID-19?
  • How can I get STI testing/treatment, birth control and other sexual health services?
  • What if I’m in an abusive relationship and on stay at home orders?
  • Resources to learn more

Shorter Fact Sheets available on these topics: 

  1. Facts, Partners, and Prevention
  2. Relationships
  3. Accessing Services
  4. How Can LGBTQ+ Youth Navigate COVID-19?

How did we create these fact sheets? They are based on the latest data and recommendations, existing resources from leading public health organizations, and input from the NCSH COVID-19 and Sexual Health working group.  As new science and guidelines become available and as we develop new content areas, we will update the fact sheets, and re-post them.  

Download Full Fact Sheet

Graphics: COVID-19 and Sexual Health

Interested in sharing this information on social media? Our COVID-19 and Sexual Health social media graphics provide easy-to-digest information on these topics which you can share via social media, including Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. Visit our Shareable Graphics page to download and share.

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Webinar: COVID-19 and Sexual Health

This webinar, hosted by the American Journal of Sexuality Education, provided an overview of the National Coalition for Sexual Health (NCSH) and our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Co-Directors, Jenn Rogers and Susan Gilbert, discuss the development of the above messaging documents.


Open Forum: Sex and Relationships 14 Months into COVID-19

In NCSH's first Open Forum, Dr. Justin Lehmiller, of the Kinsey Institute, and Shan Boodram, NCSH Steering Committee member and sex educator, discuss the past, present, and future of sex and relationships amidst COVID-19.