Sexual health

In the last two decades sexual health has been a major public health priority across the world.  Poor sexual health is seen through increases in unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infection which can affect mental wellbeing and self-esteem, as well as physical health.

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Our resources

Our resources

Data and reports

Information on teenage conceptions can be found in the 'starting well' section of our Health and Social Care Maps.

We have produced a Kent sexual health needs assessment (PDF, 3.5 MB).

We have also produced summaries of HIV prevalence and late diagnosis (PDF, 402.6 KB) and teenage conceptions (PDF, 729.6 KB) in Kent.

Library services

The Public Health and Social Care Library can provide access to library and knowledge services, including books and journal articles relating to sexual health. We can also produce bespoke literature searches. Please contact the  health specialist librarian:


If you can't find what you were looking for,  we complete over 200 ad-hoc requests for analysis each year. Request further analysis or a literature search or contact us.
External resources

External resources

A number of organisations produce statistics relating to sexual health, both at national and local level.