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. - World Health Organisation 2002, 2006
WORLD SEXUAL HEALTH DAY 2018 (WSHD 2018)
BACKGROUND AND GOAL
Since 2010, World Sexual Health Day has been the World Association for Sexual Health’s (WAS) invitation to the public, professionals and organisations to join this initiative to promote sexual health, wellbeing and rights for all.
THEME FOR 2018
Sexual Health and Sexual Rights are FUNDAMENTAL for well-being.
The preamble of WAS declaration of Sexual Rights: “In recognition that sexual rights are essential for the achievement of the highest attainable sexual health, the World Association for Sexual Health: States that sexual rights are grounded in universal human rights …” Sexuality is a central aspect of being human throughout life and encompasses sex, gender identities and roles, sexual orientation, eroticism, pleasure, intimacy, and reproduction (WHO, 2006). Let’s celebrate World Sexual Health Day 2018 (WSHD 2018) on 4th September 2018.
Download: Declaration of Sexual Rights 2014