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World Sexual Health Day 2012 is approaching!

by Antón Castellanos Usigli, September 3, 2012
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Three years ago, the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) undertook an ambitious but necessary proposal: the celebration of a World Sexual Health Day. Why? Because it is extremely important for the general population to understand that sexuality goes far beyond sexual relations, involving elements such as  emotional bonding, gender, sexual orientation and reproduction.  In consequence, sexual health does not refer exclusively to condom use, it refers to attitudes of behaviors and attitudes of self care, of respect towards the different sexual identities, of assertive communication, among others.

Unfortunately, we live in a world where some social groups face especially difficult situations that stop them from reaching sexual health, because their sexual rights are not guaranteed. I’m talking about those that are most marginalized in society, the ones that have to suffer not only from higher probabilities of poverty, but of violence and abuse. Transgender people, indigenous population, immigrants, people living with disabilities, sex workers are clear examples.

This September 4th 2012, the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) is calling people all over the world to participate in this unique Celebration. You can get more information in the WAS Webpage: www.worldsexualhealth.org

And also, in the Global Facebook page of World Sexual Health Day: https://www.facebook.com/pages/World-Sexual-Health-Day-The-Global-Page/117746971636978

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