WA Sexual Health Week aims to create an enabling environment for the WA community, and young people especially, to improve their sexual health through community engagement and collaborative partnerships.
Each year, WA AIDS Council provides grants to community organisations throughout Western Australia to conduct safer sex education programs and activities. In 2015, 12 grant recipients delivered services either directly or indirectly to over 2,400 people, mostly in regional areas.
Sexual health is a lot more than safer sex, preventing infection and unwanted pregnancy. Sexual health is about open communication, confidence in making informed choices, acceptance of our differences and a healthy understanding of sexuality and relationships. It is about life, love, relationships and the freedom of sexual expression. It is about what happens in the head and heart; it is about thoughts and feelings and how that relates to others. Sexual health is about safety, pleasure and respect.