Chapter 1. Introduction to Sexual Health

  1. Kathy French RN, Cert Ed, BSc (Hons), MPhil, PG Dip, PhD member Sexual Health Adviser
  1. Kathy French

Published Online: 30 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444322569.ch1

Sexual Health

Sexual Health

How to Cite

French, K. (2009) Introduction to Sexual Health, in Sexual Health (ed K. French), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444322569.ch1

Editor Information

  1. Royal College of Nursing, London, UK

Author Information

  1. Royal College of Nursing, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 3 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405168311

Online ISBN: 9781444322569



  • introduction to sexual health;
  • sexual health - not simply epidemiology of sexually acquired infections (SAIs);
  • sexual health discourses;
  • reducing transmission of HIV and STIs;
  • reducing unintended pregnancy rates;
  • British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH);
  • sexual health - priority areas in improving public health;
  • Independent Advisory Group (IAG) for sexual health;
  • Nurse Independent Prescribing (NIP) modules and Patient Group Direction (PGD);
  • preregistration programmes in sexual health


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • References

  • Further Reading