There are many influences on sexual health. These include the choices people make and the communities that they live in. Only when people know the facts can they take responsible and informed decisions to protect against the dangers of sexually transmitted infections.
Many people in Clackmannanshire experience positive relationships and good sexual health. But there is a considerable growing burden of sexual ill-health, and addressing this requires an understanding of the breadth and complexity of this area of work.
Sexual health in Scotland is poor. Sexually transmitted infections, such as chlamydia, are widespread and increasing, while teenage conceptions are amongst the highest in Western Europe. Scotland-wide indicators show that teenagers in the most deprived areas are three times more likely to become pregnant than their counterparts in the most affluent parts of the country. Promoting positive sexual health is thus a key public health challenge.
Clackmannanshire participates in a multi-agency Forth Valley steering group that produces a Forth Valley Sexual Health Strategy and oversees the development of sexual health services.
Locally, action is taken forward by the Clackmannanshire Sexual Health Implementation Group (SHIG).
For more information, you can refer to:
Child Care Services
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 225000 / 450000 Fax: 01259 452440