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Reproductive and Sexual HealthAdrienne LaneChamberlain College of NursingNR222: Health and WellnessNovember 2019
Reproductive and Sexual HealthHealth is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, this includesmaintaining a healthy reproductive and sexual health. Sexual and reproductive health may not beexpressed as much as physical and mental health, but it plays an important role in achievingoptimal health. People often avoid discussing their sexual healthcare needs because of shame,embarrassment, fear and confusion. Adolescence benefit in reproductive and sexual health bypreventing unintended pregnancies, improving maternal health, preventing/treating STIs andhow to seek the appropriate treatment.Importance of Reproductive and Sexual HealthSexual and reproductive health are intrinsically linked to each other and crucial for awoman’s general health. Sex education is usually taught at an early age but usually lackscomprehensive knowledge needed to improve the likelihood of good decision making. Knowingand understanding the norms of your sexual health and the changes that occur as you mature is akey component. It’s best to regularly reflect on your thoughts, feelings, and emotions to ensurepreparedness for different sexual encounters. Proper education in adolescence can lessen the