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Sexual Rights in the promotion of Sexual Health: the impact of a revolutionary vision

Sexual Rights in the promotion of Sexual Health: the impact of a revolutionary vision

Five years later, the WAS and the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) produced a definition of sexual health that included the fulfillment of sexual rights as a condition for sexual health to be attained and maintained by individuals, communities and societies. The World Health Organization produced a working definition for sexual health that also included the fulfillment of sexual rights as a condition for sexual health.
This presentation honors the value of a visionary idea -explicitly recognizing sexual rights-, for the promotion of sexual health. Although the definition of what constitutes sexually healthy behaviors or characteristics is highly dependable on the specific cultural milieu of the one who attempts the definition, pointing to sexual rights as the absolute minimum standard of what is desirable and therefore healthy has moved the concept of sexual health from a concept relative to culture to a concept relative to human dignity.