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These Good Practice Points are to help health visitors to talk to parents about their sexual wellbeing and its importance for new parents.

Sexuality is considered a central aspect of human identity across the life-span and embodies gender identity, sexual orientation, intimacy, sex and reproduction.

They cover:

  • The importance of sexual wellbeing for new parents
  • Barriers
  • How postnatal physical changes can impact on sexual wellbeing
  • Most common reasons cited for why it’s hard to talk about sex with parents
  • Good Practice Points
  • Most common myths about sex during pregnancy and after birth