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Sexuality is a fundamental dimension of the quality of life of individuals, families, and communities. It is profoundly influenced by social interaction, culture, and personal experiences. Thus, getting the issue on the public health agenda calls for a deep and clear understanding of the expressions and dynamic of sexuality in everyday life and throughout the life cycle—not only during the reproductive phase. Nor should sexuality be reduced simply to events associated with reproduction, because in a substantial proportion of human sexual activity the primary purpose and outcome are not procreation.

The Pan American Health Organization works closely with its member states in the development and implementation of sexual health programs and services that may contribute to enhance the quality of life of all their citizens.
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