The World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) is an organization that promotes sexual health across the world by developing and supporting sexology and sexual rights for all. This global and volunteer group celebrates sexual health, and this year’s World Sexual Health Day’s (WSHD) focus is on sexual health and justice, sexual rights, and human rights.
The first WSHD was observed in 2010, showing just how new of a concept sexual health importance is to much of the world. According to the organization’s website, “World Sexual Health Day in an effort to promote a greater social awareness on sexual health across the globe.”
In 2014, WAS updated and published the following 16 declarations of sexual health:
- The right to equality and non-discrimination.
- The right to life, liberty, and security of the person.
- The right to autonomy and bodily integrity.
- The right to be free from torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment.
- The right to be free from all forms of violence and coercion.
- The right to privacy.
- The right to the highest attainable standard of health, including sexual health; with the possibility of having pleasurable, satisfying, and safe sexual experiences.
- The right to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and its application.
- The right to information.
- The right to education and the right to comprehensive sexuality education.
- The right to enter, form, and dissolve marriage and other types of relationships based on equality and full and free consent.
- The right to decide whether to have children, the number and spacing of children, and to have the information and the means to do so.
- The right to the freedom of thought, opinion, and expression.
- The right to freedom of association and peaceful assembly.
- The right to participation in public and political life.
- The right to access to justice, remedies, and redress.
At STDcheck.com, we help give people the highest attainable standard of sexual health while offering privacy, quality treatment free of inequality or discrimination, and knowledgeable STD and sexual health information.
This day is celebrated by 35 countries around the world on September 4th; festivities includes conferences, round table discussions, and even art exhibits. There are many ways to observe WSHD, and we think that sexual health is best celebrated by individuals learning their STD or STI status by getting tested since there is no other concrete way to know for sure. Assisting in stopping the spread of disease is a major step in bettering sexual health. Achieve peace of mind; get tested today.