Cuba Hosts Congress on Sex Education, Orientation

Havana, Jan 23. -Under the slogan "Sex education in the processes of social transformation", the 6th Congress on Sex Education, Orientation and Therapy will begin on Monday in this capital.A master lecture by Master of Science Mariela Castro Espin, president of the organizing committee, will open the event, taking place at Havana's Convention Center until Thursday.

Monday's agenda also includes debates on gender issue and sexuality: the social construction of the erotic wish in prostitution among men, by Doctor Oscar Guasch Andreu, professor of sociology at the University of Barcelona, and a symposium entitled "Transgender beyond a Disorder."

Round tables, presentation of posters and debates are included in the scientific agenda of the forum, which will highlight some aspects related to the family and education in gender-sensitive sexuality.

Pregnancy in teenagers, attention to people with special educational needs, elderly people, HIV patients, health promotion, menopause and sexual dysfunctions are other issues on debate.

Also on the list is a post-congress course on the Prevention and attention of violence against women, by Nadine Gasman, a UN Women consultant.

Recognized national and foreign experts are attending the meeting, sponsored by the National Center for Sex Education, the Public Health Ministry, the World Association for Sexual Health, from which Cuba is a member, and the Latin American Federation of Associations of Sexology and Sex Education.

Parallel to the 6th Congress on Sex Education, the 2nd Symposium on Trans Identities, Gender and Culture, the 4th Methodological Workshop of the Chairs of Sexology and Sex Education, the 2nd Symposium on Clinical Sexology and the 1st Consensus on Chronic Diseases and Sexual Dysfunction will be held. (Prensa Latina)