Community health centre

A Checkpoint is a health centre for gay and other men who have sex with men (MSM). The Checkpoints Vaud and Zürich also counsel transgender people and their partners.

Sexual Health

Sexual health is a state of physical, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality. It requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence.

In order to reach this high level of sexual health, one must know one’s own body and desires and above all, one must know what one wants to do and what not.

This means, also understanding the different aspects of sexuality, aswell as the variable sexual practices and risks that come along with it and to take into consideration and to handle one’s own personal wishes and limits.

Sexuality, especially, conceals the risk of certain infections, that one should know about, in order to protect oneself or to limit the consequences for oneself and one’s partner.