Cuba Hosts Congress on Sexual Education, Guidance and Therapy
The 8th Cuban Congress of Sexual Education, Orientation and Therapy, dedicated to the comprehensive sexuality teaching at schools, began with specialists from Latin America, Europe and the United States.
With the aim of weighing up the school's responsibility as one of the major institutions in the community, the event brings together researchers from Uruguay, Chile, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Guatemala and Mexico, among other countries representing Latin America. Spanish, French, Italian and American experts also meet until June 29 at the Conference Center in Havana, under the slogan 'For schools at the forefront for comprehensive sexuality education.' The symposium Advances, challenges and lessons learned in the scaling up of the Comprehensive Sexuality Education, begins this scientific dialogue that contributes to the strengthening, diversification and complexity of the goals and alliances of institutions committed to sex education at the service of the society. The academic program also includes keynote speeches and panels related to promoting sexual health, transidentities, gender and culture, sexual rights and comprehensive education in childhood, adolescence and youth. The sexual exploitation of children, prostitution and human trafficking, as well as gender violence, will be other issues discussed in the framework of the event. This forum is an enriching experience of the scientific-professional heritage of participants, and aims to articulate ideas to achieve the social integration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The event takes place in the context of the 11th Cuban Conference Against Homophobia and Transphobia, and also celebrates the 30th anniversary of the National Sex Education Center, as well as the 25th anniversary of the 1st Cuban Congress of Education, Orientation and Sexual Therapy.