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Sexual Policies and Rights in South Africa

Sexual Policies and Rights in South Africa

Historical Apartheid and post1994 documents and policies on gender, sexual and reproductive health and rights will be reviewed and a literature review of the most recent reports of sexual and reproductive rights violations.

During the apartheid era, there was inhumane denial of rights to education, medical services, housing and public services to the majority of the citizens of South Africa and unapologetic policies denying all citizens sexual and reproductive health and rights. Despite the post apartheid progressive policies, South Africa suffers the highest levels of HIV/AIDS/STI and GBV, police brutality, corrective rape of LGBTI. This incongruence between policies and pain needs redressing via attention to all intersections of society from socio economics to education.

The South African situation highlights the disconnectedness between policy and implementation, law and exigency. It highlights the chasm between norm-setting and the transformation of societal ethos.

Areas of Interest / Categories: WAS 2013

WAS 2013

40 years of academic sex - straight from my heart, by Lars-Gösta Dahlöf

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 first place. 

Homoaffective relationship in Brazil: past, present and future (Portuguese)

Therapy from the heart: Psychotherapy in the WPATH Standards of Care for transsexual, transgender and Gender non conforming people

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. 

Realities and Problems of Integration of Sexuality Education in Primary and Continuous Training

Commercial Sexual Abuse among Youth in Poland

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

History of 40 Years of Teaching in Sexology at SFSC

The Importance of a Sexological Consultation in a General Hospital Nowadays

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.