Sexpo Foundation’s work in promoting sexual rights in Finland has focused on four key groups, whose sexual rights are at risk:
In this presentation, the focus is on people, whose agency is hampered because of their disabilities, social situation or dependencies on other people. When one’s decision-making always or often requires negotiation with another person (e.g. care provider, family member, relative), the major ethical problem concerning her sexual rights is about determining when providing care warrants limiting her liberties. In philosophical ethics this is called the problem of paternalism.
According to the liberal principles behind sexual rights, the liberties of a person should not be limited but only when her actions threaten to harm others. Also, one’s agency and decision-making should be respected in matters that affect only her. These demands create a dilemma, how should a care provider react, when one’s decisions are made with imperfect capabilities or they involve significant risks to her. In practice the ethical problem is under the shadow of power-related issues and value conflicts. When care providers, family members or others wield significant power upon a person, ethical issues may be overlooked in favor of power-wielder’s own values or decisions about the underdog’s sexual life and relationships. Promoting sexual rights in this kind of situation requires support for the underdog, negotiation with the power-wielders and consistent co-operation with all the care providers, educators and officials involved.
As a psychology and medicine student in the sixties and early seventies I realized that sexology was missing in the education and training curriculum for most health professionals. This concern encouraged me to ask my own department and the University of Gothenburg to modify the current curricula making sexology a compulsory subject in the academic training for physicians and psychologists in the first place.
The psychotherapy section of the WPATH Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender and Gender nonconforming People (SOC) is the most obvious component of the SOC that has to do with “heart”, the theme of this conference. Psychotherapy, to be good, requires empathy and imagination, connection and relatedness, and listening to story.
The LET'S TALK ABOUT SEX foundation coordinated an educational project ahead of the Euro 2012 Football Championship in Poland. This preventative and educational program
The medical sexology can be a significant domain for clinical Psychiatry. It is crucial to stress the importance of evaluating sexual life in the clinical global assessment of psychiatric patients/clients: Diagnoses, treatment and quality of their sexual life’s. It is stressed the sexological approach done by the psychiatrists or psychologists in the medical or surgical team in Liaison Psychiatry inside the general hospital.
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