The World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) was founded in Rome in l978, (3rd WCS) after Paris 1974 and Montreal 1976. It is the umbrella organization for Sexology and Sexual Health.
We developed in WCS in Valencia, Spain 1997, a Declaration of Human Sexual Rights, that was adopted unanimously in 1999 at the General Assembly in WCS 1999, Hong Kong China.
JUAN JOSE BORRAS VALLS was one of the main leaders that conducted the WCS, and with almost 2000 people in the Palace of Music, developed with other leaders the VALENCIA DECLARATION OF HUMAN SEXUAL RIGHTS. This was a paradigmatic change of Route in our field.
www.worldsexualhealth.org contains this DECLARATION in many languages. After this, Amnecy, Montreal, Antigua PAHO, Geneva WHO and many events including the WORLD SEXUAL HEALTH DAY succesfully followed this way and got recognition in the whole globe,making SEXOLOGY a scientific discipline.
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Recorded at the 20th WAS World Congress for Sexual Health - ‘Forging the Future: Sexual Health for the 21th Century,’Glasgow, United Kingdom, - June 12 – 16, 2011