The lack of Constitutional and legal regulation of the right to freedom of sexual orientation is posited as a conditioning factor limiting the existence of the right to sexual health, to the effective protection of the rights to free development of personality, and individual liberty. The outcomes evidenced stereotyping of homo- and/or bieroticism amidst popular imagery in Cuban society, conducive to expressions of discrimination/violence.
It identified: current factors which induce harm to sexual-mental health- in need of legal proscription; historical linkages of events pivotal in the making of homo-negativity as a universal legacy; the intersection of the use of the pedagogical effects of the law in the promotion of mental/sexual health – rights; the expanding trend in the enactment of national and international law – that proscribes discrimination based on sexual orientation, and acknowledges full “sexual citizenship”.
A major outcome was the making of a documentary film that exposes part of the findings. It is aimed to be used as an educational-awareness building tool in support of the work developed by CENESEX to sensitize diverse sectors of Cuban society, de-construe all false learning and prejudice towards diverse expressions of non-heterosexual conducts and images. It underlines the need of a Constitutional-legal reform to protect such sexual rights.
Homo-negativity and heterosexism are identified as existing harmful cultural barriers, in current Cuban society, obstructive to the comprehensive development of the health promotion policy of the State geared to ensure the “highest possible index of health of the population”.
Sexually traumatized patients often have problems with flashbacks, nightmares and avoidance. This workshop teaches an integrated method for trauma relief, combining knowledge from NLP, psycho dynamic therapy, cognitive therapy and modern trauma research. The method is based on the human memory storing system, which functions in the same way in all human beings. This means that the method easily can be used cross-culturally and for all gender combinations.
To explore how sexual health and sexual ethics are represented in the Bible and how these are relevant to the 21st century. God created humans as physical and relational beings. Sexuality is a good, healthy element of that created physical relatedness, with three functions: relational bonding; mutual pleasure; and procreation. The biblical pattern for sexual expression which best accords with these functions is heterosexual monogamy.
How should the Public Health Model be applied so it really contributes to improved sexual health for all? Public Health recognizes three levels of prevention - Primary, Secondary and Tertiary. Primary prevention involves prevention of the disease or injury itself, Fluoride, Immunization, Education to avoid smoking and substance abuse. Secondary prevention blocks the progression of an injury or disease from an impairment to a disability. An impairment has already occurred, but disability may be prevented through early intervention.
The UK has among the highest teenage pregnancy and STI rates in Western Europe and strategies to reduce these outcomes have a high priority. This paper seeks to draw lessons from the rigorous evaluations of three sexual health initiatives: SHARE (a cluster randomised trial (CRT) of teacher-delivered sex education), RIPPLE (CRT of peer-delivered school sex education) and Healthy Respect Phase 2 (a quasi-experimental study of a multi-component Scottish national sexual health demonstration project encompassing youth friendly sexual health drop-ins, social marketing, branding, a parenting component and SHARE).
This symposium will focus on presentation of the results and discussion of a ground-breaking study into the cost and cost-effectiveness of sexuality education (SE) in six countries, commissioned by UNESCO in 2010. Why an economic analysis? Policy-makers all over the world, involved in decisions on school-based sexuality education (SE) programmes, are facing three important economic questions: what are the costs of developing the programmes, what are the costs of implementing and scaling up the programmes, and do the programmes provide value for money?
This presentation, "Responding to the needs of consumers with complex trauma histories a consumer perspective" focuses on the needs of adult survivors of child abuse, highlighting the frequent