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The Impact of Latin American Sexological Movement in the Development of Sexology Worldwide (Spanish)

The Impact of Latin American Sexological Movement in the Development of Sexology Worldwide (Spanish)

Several physician from Latin America were there and four of them were elected in the First Advisory Committee of the newly founded institution: Drs. Bianco and Hernandez from Venezuela, Alvarez Goyou, Mexico and Dr. Charan, Brazil. During that decade several movements were working in the development of Sexology in Latin America, like CRESALC as well a number of pioneering professionals like Celestino Alvares Lajunchere, Domingo Olivares, Oswaldo Quijada Zerda, Cecilia Cardenal de Martin, C.

In the south, starting in 1970, the Jornadas Latinoamericanas de Sexologia were organized every two years and held in Santiago, Buenos Aires and Montevideo on rotative basis. In 1980, during the VI Jornada Latinoamericana de Sexologia, the Federacion latinoamericana de Sexologia and Educacion Sexual ‘FLASSES’ was founded. This was the first regional organisation, and a month after formation it applied for membership in WAS.

The constant work made by several Latin American professionals (1970 to present) and their results allow us to state that the impact has been solid and everlasting. The establishment of Medical Sexology as a New Medical Specialty, its Residency Postgraduate Training Program, the Diagnostic Manual for Sexology (DMS III), the developments of Sex Education Program that are excellent models to follow and the publication of almost 1000 books related to sexology show the level of impact, compromise and involvement.

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