What is Sexual Health?

The World Health Organization defines sexual health as a state of physical, emotional, mental, and social well-being in relation to sexuality. While there are many important aspects to sexual health, De Pere Health Department’s primary role in promoting sexual health is surveillance, education, and prevention regarding sexually transmitted diseases or infections (STD or STI) including syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and HIV/AIDS. Below are some resources for you to consider:

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Learn about different types of STDs

Prevent STDs

Notify a partner about an exposure to a STD

  • Anyone who tests positive for a state reportable STD can request their local health department’s help to notify their recent sexual partners confidentially and at no cost
  • If you would like anonymously notify your partners yourself, you can use a confidential text notification tool such as “Tell Your Partner”

Find reduced cost STD/sexual health testing or services near me

Report or treat a STD case