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Congresses of the World Association for Sexual Health

Date

2023 

2021 

2019

2017

2015

2013 

2011 

2009  

2007

2005    

2003 

2001

1999 

1997   

1995   

1993   

1991   

1989   

1987   

1985   

1983  

1981      

1979    

1978     

1976    

1974     

 

City

Antalya    

Cape Town 

Mexico City

Prague 

Singapore    

Porto Alegre 

Glasgow

Gothenburg 

Sydney   

Montreal  

Havana  

Paris     

Hong Kong 

Valencia   

Yokohama

Rio de Janeiro 

Amsterdam 

Caracas  

Heidelberg    

New Delhi 

Washington  

Jerusalem  

Mexico City  

Rome  

Montreal  

Paris

 

Country

Turkey

South Africa

Mexico

Czech Republic

Singapore

Brazil

United Kingdom

Sweden

Australia

Canada

Cuba

France

China, Hong Kong, SAR

Spain

Japan

Brazil

Netherlands

Venezuela

Germany

India

United States

Israel

Mexico

Italy

Canada

France

 

History

The World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) was founded in 1978 by a multidisciplinary, worldwide group of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with the aim of promoting sexual health and sexual rights throughout the world. The association was formerly named the World Association for Sexology.

Since founding, WAS has accomplished its aims through the advancement and exchange of scientifically-based multidisciplinary sexuality research, sexuality education, health promotion, and behavioral and clinical sexology. One important milestone has been the creation of the Declaration of Sexual Rights in Hong Kong in 1999.

More recently, the WAS constituency has become involved in advocating for changes in public policy to recognize sexual health and rights as key ingredients in overall health and social justice. Financial support from individuals, foundations, corporations, and governments has sustained this work in projects around the world.

WAS Congress History
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