January 2012 spectra 90 - Sexual and reproductive health

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Efforts to protect the integrity of the female body

Female genital mutilation. Female circumcision or female genital mutilation (FGM) is an issue that also affects women and girls living in Switzerland. The legal situation regarding FGM has recently been clarified. The Federal Office of Public Health has been cooperating for many years with a range of partners to promote prevention and raise awareness of the FGM problem. more


Sexual health necessitates sexual rights

PLANeS. Sexual and reproductive health can and must be protected and promoted as a human right. PLANeS, the Swiss Foundation for Sexual and Reproductive Health (to be known as SEXUAL HEALTH Switzerland from the end of the year), actively supports this goal. more


At first hand

Editorial Martin Werner. The following statement concerning sexual health has caused a particular stir in parts of Switzerland in the last few months: «In cooperation with the cantons, the aim is to integrate age-appropriate sexual health education into the curriculum of compulsory and post-compulsory schooling as part of health promotion.« This sentence occurs in the National Programme on HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (NPHS) 2011–2017, which the Swiss Government published a year ago. Since then, certain Swiss media have attacked the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) with such headlines as «porn for pre-school kids». more


NPA harnesses all resources for alcohol prevention

National Programme on Alcohol 2008–2012. The vision of the NPA 2008–2012 is: «Those who consume alcohol do so in such a way that it is not harmful to them or others». The seminal programme of Switzerland’s policy on alcohol has now been running for three years. Progress to date. more


Sex between men – towards better sexual health

New publication: On 1 December the Federal Office of Public Health issued a brochure entitled «Sex unter Männern: Für eine bessere sexuelle Gesundheit 2012» [Sex between men: towards better sexual health 2012]. This brochure reviews the current facts and figures on the HIV epidemic among gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM). It provides the framework of the strategy set out in the «Urgent Action Plan 2012». more