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Being young and sexy in the 21st century

Being young and sexy in the 21st century

The World Association for Sexual Health 2015 Gold Medalist Lecture
If each one of us looks back in time, most of us will conclude that most violations of our sexual rights happened when we were young. Has this changed over the years? Are the sexual rights of young people better fulfilled and protected today than when we were young?

During the presentation I want to take you on the journey of what it means to be young and sexy over the last 40 years:
• Is it any easier for young people to express their sexuality and preferences freely and are they better protected against sexual violence and harassment?
• What has happened to sexuality education and service provision during this time span; do young people have better access to the information, education and services that they want and need? I will share different examples of this journey, showcasing paradigm shifts, based on facts, programmes, research and personal stories of my professional and personal life; what and who created the changes, where have we failed and what do we need to prioritize for the future.

Speakers: Doortje Braeken
Areas of Interest / Categories: WAS 2015

WAS 2015

How to Avoid Professional Sexual Misconduct: Sexual Attraction in Psychotherapeutic Relationships

WHO and the boy in the dress: Gender incongruence of childhood, and hypocrisy

World Health Organization’s Diagnostic Manual, the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), is being revised, with ICD-11 currently due for approval in 2017. A WHO-appointed working group, of which the presenter is a member, has proposed a range of diagnostic reforms in the area of sexual disorders and sexual health. They are now being field-tested.

Analysis of all gender dysphoria persons attending Sta Maria university hospital gender unit

The concept of gender dysphoria is a subject of intense controversy and debate. Objectives: The aim of this study is to assess demographic and clinical characteristics, comorbid disorders and sexual behavior of 84 gender dysphoric (gender identity disorder) persons, diagnosed according to DSM-5 and divided into 54 female-to-male (FTM) and 30 male-tofemale (MTF).

A controlled study of depression and suicidal ideation among homosexual students in Nigeria

Introduction and objectives: Homosexuality has been considered a mental health disorder and this pathological view was challenged four decades ago culminating in diagnostic systems (the ICD and DSM) regarding it as an alternative lifestyle rather than a pathological state. Homosexual individuals are prone to psychological distress, which may manifest as depression and suicidal ideation. This has been attributed to the lingering discrimination homosexual individuals are exposed to. There is a dearth of information in Nigeria with regards to this topic and this work is an attempt to fill this gap. The objectives of this study were to determine and compare the prevalence of depression and suicidal ideation in homosexual students and heterosexual controls in a Nigerian university.

The survey of sexual health for wrinkly and elderly women in China

Objective: Through this research on the sexual life of wrinkly and elderly women in China, we hope to understand the status of sexual health of the aged Chinese women.

We know more than what you think: Parents' understanding, through their children’s drawing, the importance of sexual education

Mandatory sexual education in Mexican elementary schools still faces parents’ opposition under the arguments that their children are not old enough to be exposed to the subject. Through their own children’s drawings, this research proved to parents that their children had already been exposed to great extent of sexual information that needs scientific and correct guidance. The main objective of this exploratory study was to assess, through children’s drawings, their views about pregnancy at an early age and use the results to promote, among the parents, the acceptance of sexual education programs at the schools.

Engaging, practical and empowering: Sexuality and relationships education at Curtin University, Australia that supports pre-service teachers

An audit of Western Australian universities found pre-service teachers have limited opportunity to study health-related courses (termed units in Australia), and when they are offered there is often little focus on Sexuality and Relationships Education (SRE). Curtin University has recently established an undergraduate course for Bachelor of Education students, which focuses solely on the delivery of evidence-based SRE.