WHY DO WE NEED A DAY FOR
World Sexual Health Day is an effort to promote greater social awareness of sexual health around the globe.
In 2010, the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) called on organizations to celebrate World Sexual Health Day on each September 4th. The first World Sexual Health Day was celebrated with the slogan “Let’s talk about it!” to start breaking fears and taboos surrounding sexuality.
Since then, World Sexual Health Day has been celebrated in 35 countries in a variety of ways, from round table discussions to conferences and art exhibitions.
Country organizers have taken WSHD activities to schools, media outlets, hospitals, libraries, universities, public squares, art halls, theatre groups, and so many more places.
WAS wants to ensure that sexual health issues are discussed everywhere!
2021 "Sexual Health in a Digital World"
2020 "Sexual Pleasure in times of Covid-19"
2019 "Sexuality Education for all: a bridge to sexual health"
2018 "Sexual Health and Sexual Rights are FUNDAMENTAL for well-being – Celebrating 40 years of the World Association for Sexual Health"
2017 "Love, Bonding and Intimacy"
2016 "Eliminating Sexual Health Myths"
2015 "Sexual Health for a Fairer Society"
2014 “Sexual health = Sexual Wellbeing”
2013 “To achieve sexual health, picture yourself owning your sexual rights!”
2012 “In a diverse world, sexual health for all!”
2011 “Youth sexual health: Shared rights and responsibilities.”
2010 “Let’s talk about it!”
SEXUAL HEALTH IS...
a state of physical, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality. It 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.
Sexual health covers not only medical or reproductive issues but all aspects of sex like sex education, sexual behavior and sexual attitudes. Therefore, to be sexually healthy, we should have positive and respectful attitudes towards sex, sexuality, and sexual relationships.
In physical terms, sexual health deals with how well one tackles issues such as unplanned pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases, and safer sex practices.
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DECLARATION OF SEXUAL RIGHTS
Translation by Sharif Muhammad Hashimi Hisham
Translation by Alain Giami and Elodie Chatelai; proofreading by Laurence Brunet, David Simard and Jean-Baptiste Thierry.
Translation by Miki Nakao; proofreading by Yuko Higashi, Daisuke Onuki, Beverley Anne Yamamoto, Kyoko Yamanaka and Masayoshi Yanagida.
Translation by Michalina Skibicka; proofreading by Agata Loewe.
Translation by Irmak Dedecan; proofreading by Umit Sayin and Levent Kartal.
Translation by Dr. Ashkan Ilami; proofreading by Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh and Atefeh Sadeghi
Translation by Tommi Paalanen; proof-reading by Tiina Vilponen.
Translation by Francesca Tripodi and Valentina Rossi; proofreading by Istituto di Sessuologia Clinica di Roma (ISC).
Translation by Sreysros Keo; proofreading by Koum Kanal, Deng Kheang and Dy Phan Phirum.
Translation by Jaqueline Brendler and Marcia Rocha; proofreading by Oswaldo M. Rodriguez Jr.
Translated by Tran Thi Thuy Binh.
Translation by Mijal Luria and Amit Luria; proofreading by Sharon Peleg Nesher and Ilana Berger
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