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The Revised WAS Declaration of Sexual Rights: What is New?

The Revised WAS Declaration of Sexual Rights: What is New?

World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) published the Declaration of Sexual Rights in 1999 during a congress in Hong Kong. Now 15 years later in 2014, the declaration has been revised to answer current challenges in promoting sexual rights and health. The old declaration was an inspired statement devised to give context and preconditions for promoting sexual health and wellbeing.

As the discourses and political climate changed, and the declaration gained more weight, the revision process was started by Esther Corona and Eli Coleman to better accommodate the new situation. The major change in the revised declaration is that it is written as a human rights document. All the important definitions, principles and values are disclosed in the preamble, which also connects the document to other human rights documentation. The list of rights is written in a way that every sexual right has its counterparts in human rights conventions. In this format the Declaration of Sexual Rights can be used together with other human rights documents to substantiate rights claims of different groups in political and legal environments.

Speakers: Tommi Paalanen
Areas of Interest / Categories: AOFS 2014

AOFS 2014

Ejaculation disorders - Diagnosis & Treatment.

The commonest male ejaculation disorder is Premature Ejaculation (PE). Inhibited or Delayed Ejaculation can be a more challenging condition to assess and treat. This discussion will focus on the diagnosis, investigations and management of ejaculation problems including an overview of the first medication specifically approved for the treatment of PE, dapoxetine, released under the trade name of Priligy™. 

Awareness and intent of Pap testing among sexually active university students in Korea

Unmarried women have not been a target group for cervical cancer prevention in Korea. This study was performed to identify the awareness of Pap testing in unmarried university students in Korea, and to investigate the factors associated with the intention to undergo Pap testing. 

Women's Sexuality Post Spinal Cord Injury

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Sexual Orientation Identity Development: Implications for the Psychological Adjustment of Gay and Bisexual Young Males in Japan

According to previous studies, lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) people report lower levels of mental health relative to heterosexuals. Young LGB people especially suffer from poorer psychological adjustment. However, it remains unclear whether different developmental identity patterns have implications for the psychological adjustment of LGB youths. There is a possibility that the development of sexual orientation identity is related to the better mental health among young LGB people. This study examines whether different patterns of LGB identity formation and integration are associated with psychological adjustment. 

Considering the partner of the women with sexual pain

In this presentation, Dr Redelman reviews some strategies to improving therapeutic outcomes by considering partner characteristics, such as personality and coping style, and relationship dynamics.

Using a mind/body model for the management of Sexual Pain

Dr Anita Elias will present a practical assessment and management tool that helps patients understand the connection between their thoughts, emotions and physical sexual responses. This model considers

The Celibacy Syndrome and Sexless Marriages in Japan - Culture Specific Phenomena of Clinical Issues?

This presentation aims to discuss two well-known sexuality phenomena in Japan from the clinical and cultural perspective. The celibacy syndrome in young people and sexless marriages are becoming widely discussed issues, raising more and more concerns over the future of Japanese society.