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Sexual Health

Population Outcome: People living in Suffolk and North East Essex have Good Sexual Health

The best sexual health throughout life is essential if everyone in Suffolk and North East Essex is to start well, live well and age well. Ensuring access to information, preventative non-stigmatising care and treatment is vital in ensuring people can maintain good sexual health.


Barometer Measure

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Data about Sexually Transmitted Infections

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Data about Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

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The Story Behind the Outcome

Lived Experience

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Published Evidence

Sexual health, Wellbeing and Reducing Risk

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Wider Data

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Further Reading

Further Information

Useful Organisations

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Our Ambition

What we know matters and why

What matters?Why?
I know how to keep safe and wellKnowing the importance of safe sex and ways to prevent infections helps me to maintain good health.

Understanding healthy relationships and consent means I can keep myself and others safe and well.
I can recognise signs and symptoms of infectionEarly diagnosis of sexual health infections means I can access confidential advice and treatment sooner.
I have access to high quality treatment and careEasy access to high quality, confidential services helps me prevent infection, recover quickly and prevent any long term impacts.

Access to reproductive health advice enables me to make informed choices about planning or preventing pregnancy.
I am treated as an individualTreating me and my family with dignity and respect, recognising my culture, characteristics and life circumstances, means my care and support is inclusive, sensitive and responsive to my needs.
I am seen and heardHaving choice and control over my care and support means I can better manage my sexual and reproductive health.

How will things be different in Suffolk and North East Essex

We wIll co-produce high quality information on safe sexual activity, consent, and reproductive health accessible to all age groups, gender and sexual identities, people with communication needs and diverse communities.We will support people to maintain their health and wellbeing before, while waiting for, during and after treatment to help them stay well and recover well.
We will provide flexible, confidential, non-stigmatising care and support that recognises people’s individual needs and circumstances.

Case Studies – how we are making progress across Suffolk & North East Essex

Relevant plans and strategies


NHS Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Board – Joint Forward Plan
Be Well


Ipswich and East Suffolk
Alliance Delivery Plan

North East Essex 
Alliance Delivery Plan

West  Suffolk
Alliance Delivery Plan

Last Updated on 23 January 2024

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