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Sexual Health and Reproductive Issues

Having a healthy adult sexual life and a family are two of the great pleasures of life, and both are possible for people with, and carriers of, bleeding disorders. In order to enjoy these pleasures safely, however, you need to maintain your health—whether you are a man with a bleeding disorder and HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), an individual with von Willebrand disease (VWD), or a woman who is a carrier, with or without symptoms. Your hemophilia treatment center (HTC) team, especially social workers and genetic counselors, are great resources and will work with you to help enhance your sexual and reproductive health.

This section of Step Out covers sexual and reproductive health issues affecting people with bleeding disorders, including