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Sexual Health and Rights for ALL

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Midwifery and Sexuality

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the first Open Access book on the subject of "Midwifery and Sexuality" after 4½ years in the making.  The book was edited by Sam Geuens, Ana Polona Mivšek, and Woet.L. Gianotten. Woet is a much-appreciated and...

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International Transgender Day of Visibility

March 31st, is The International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV). It is a day dedicated to celebrating and recognising those of us who identify as transgender worldwide. The day was first observed in 2009 and has since become a global event. It aims to raise...

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WAS Statement about Ugandan Anti-LGBT Legislation

To the President and the Parliament of Uganda, The WORLD ASSOCIATION FOR SEXUAL HEALTH (WAS) strongly condemns the bill passed by the Parliament of Uganda criminalising same-sex conduct on March 21, 2023. WAS is seriously concerned about the health, development and...

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Gold Medal Award Nominations

The World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) is pleased to announce the call for the prestigious Gold Medal Award nominations. This award is the highest honour bestowed by WAS and is presented at the WAS Biennial Congress. Three Gold Medal Awards will be...

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Sexual Health and Rights to ALL

Sexual health is a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being related to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity. Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence. For sexual health to be attained and maintained, the sexual rights of all persons must be respected, protected and fulfilled.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Working Definition 2002-2006 (developed in consultation with WAS)

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