SANTÉ SEXUELLE Suisse (SEXUAL HEALTH Switzerland)
SEXUAL HEALTH Switzerland (SANTÉ SEXUELLE Suisse) is the umbrella organisation of the Swiss centers for sexual and reproductive health and the professional associations active in the areas education and counselling on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). SEXUAL HEALTH Switzerland runs a total of three offices in the French, the German and Italian speaking region of Switzerland.
In its role as umbrella organisation, SEXUAL HEALTH Switzerland offers information and guidelines for professionals, develops and coordinates the training for professionals together with the universities of applied sciences and advocates for SRHR on cantonal, national and international level. Moreover, SEXUAL HEALTH Switzerland is partner of the Federal office of Public Health for the implementation of the Swiss national programme on HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STI) 2011-2017.
SEXUAL HEALTH Switzerland has developed a broad variety of materials on different SRHR topics that contribute to reach out to different target groups as for example to persons with disabilities or migrants. SEXUAL HEALTH Switzerland has also created the website sex-i that provides up-to-date and high quality information on a wide range of sexual health issues in twelve languages.
Another important area of work is the promotion of comprehensive sexuality education in Switzerland. In this context, SEXUAL HEALTH Switzerland has established an alliance on sexuality education that includes more than 65 organisations.
SEXUAL HEALTH Switzerland provides the secretariat of the Swiss parliamentary group CAIRE+. Moreover, SEXUAL HEALTH Switzerland is partner of Countdown 2030 Europe, a European consortium under the lead of IPPF Europe that advocates for increased international aid for family planning and sexual and reproductive health.