Monthly Archives: June 2013

Position Statement: Co-Adoption of Children by Same Sex Couples

With spreading legal recognition of same-sex couples, issues relating to adopting children have been increasingly discussed. In countries where laws allow the joint or co-adoption of children by married couples, the issue centers on whether these laws extend to same-sex couples. The World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) has laid out clear statements regarding support for the equality of rights regardless of sexual orientation in the document: Sexual Health for the Millennium. A Declaration and Technical Document (2008); as well as in the WAS Declaration of Sexual Rights (1999). This position extends to issue of co-adoption of children by same-sex (more…)

September 4th is the World Sexual Health Day. Join the celebrations!

In 2010, the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) called all their organizations to celebrate, on each September 4th, World Sexual Health Day in an effort to promote a greater social awareness on sexual health across the globe. The first World Sexual Health Day was celebrated with the slogan “Let’s talk about it!” to start breaking fears and taboos surrounding sexuality. The topic of WSHD 2010 was addressed in different forums, many of which were intergenerational discussions. World Sexual Health Day 2011 focused on youth sexual health with the slogan “Youth’s sexual health: Shared rights and responsibilities”. The topic of (more…)

New administration to be elected in Brazil

Consider participating as a member of the was advisory committee! The Advisory Committee of the Association will be renewed this coming September during the General Assembly of the World Association for Sexual Health. If you belong to a member organization consider involving yourself in the day to day work of the Association, and its impact on the promotions of a sexually healthy world. (more…)