Category Archives: WAS News


The World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) joins TGEU, ILGA-Europe and IGLYO in calling on the Parliament of Kazakhstan to remove the age limit in the proposed amendment (539) to the law concerning access to health services. The proposed age limit would deny trans-specific health care for persons under 21. The WAS Declaration of Sexual Rights (2014) is based on the principles of equality and non- discrimination including transgender and gender diverse persons (Preamble and Article 1). The proposed age limit would violate the spirit and letter of the WAS Declaration of Sexual Rights as well as other important rights (more…)

A time of crisis, a time for change

Transforming sexual health and rights beyond COVID-19 Crisis periods, such as the one we are experiencing, move us to look for security, to confront our habits and paradigms, but also offer opportunities to discuss, to review, to open our eyes, to see unexpected events in light of the possibilities of advancing sexual health and rights, and to get more involved.Join us in this series of conversations examining sexuality in its many facets: advocacy, sexuality education, sexual medicine, sex research, among others. World leaders in the field will engage in lively conversations, in anticipation of the 25th World Congress for Sexual (more…)

WAS Message of Solidarity

WAS Message of SolidarityJune 10th 2020 Human rights are fundamental to the WAS Declaration of Sexual Rights (DSR). Social justice is at the core of sexual health and sexual rights. Oppression and systemic racism lead to reproductive and sexual health disparities.We call for an end to systemic racism, violence, and hatred toward historically discriminated racial and ethnic groups. WAS stands for sexual freedom and sexual well-being for all—including access to reproductive and sexual healthcare, freedom of sexual expression, and freedom from injustice.Our Declaration of Sexual Rights recognizes and advocates for:1 The right to equality and non-discriminationEveryone is entitled to enjoy (more…)