Comprehensive sex education will be one of the many topics debated during the congress Photo: Calixto N. Llanes

Cuba’s most important achievements in the sphere of comprehensive sex education and health will be presented during the 7th Cuban Congress on Sex Education, Orientation and Therapy, taking place September 14-18 in Havana’s Convention Centre, according to the National Center for Sex Education’s (Cenesex) website.

Public policies, the promotion of sexual health and rights as well as social communication and comprehensive sex education for children, adolescents, young people and those with learning difficulties, are some of the topics that will be discussed during the event.
Also held parallel to the forum will be the Latin American Encounter on Compressive Sex Education; the Meeting of Experts on Comprehensive Sex Education Programs and Strategies in Latin America and the Caribbean; the 5th International Trans-Identities, Gender and Culture Colloquium; and the National Sex Education and Health Program Workshop of Cuba.
Mariela Castro Espín, Phd and director of Cenesex, recently explained that the aim of the congress is to contribute to the discussion and collective, transdisciplinary, intersectional construction of comprehensive sex education and health programs.
Prestigious Cuban and foreign specialists will attended the event which, thanks to Cenesex, the Ministry of Public Health’s National Unit for the Promotion of Health and Illness Prevention, in collaboration with the Multidisciplinary Cuban Society of the Study of Sexuality, will contribute to creating and strengthening ties between countries and regions. (Juventud Rebelde)