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WAS Gold Medalist Lectures

Sunday, 26 July, 09:30–10:00, Summit 2

Chair: Jaqueline Brendler (Brazil)

AMINTA PARRA-COLMENAREZ (Venezuela) – WAS History – An autocritical review of progress









Monday, 27 July, 09:30–10:00, Summit 2

Chair: Luis Perelman (Mexico)

EUSEBIO RUBIO-AURIOLES (Mexico) – In the search for integration: my effort to develop the sexological perspective



Tuesday, 28 July, 09:30–10:00, Summit 2

Chair: Tommi Paalanen (Finland)

DOORTJE BRAEKEN (The Netherlands) – Being young and sexy in the 21st century

Doortje Braeken is trained as a nurse and graduated in Child Psychology and Educa­tion form the University of Amsterdam. She is senior adviser/team-leader at the International Planned Parent Federation (IPPF) in London.
After joining IPPF in 2002, she has worked in all aspects of design and implementa­tion of adolescent sexual reproductive health programmes, including strategic plan­ning, programme development and coordination of sexuality education and service delivery programmes, particularly for underserved young people. She has been coordinating and facilitating courses on adolescents sexual and reproductive health and rights in all parts of the world including international courses in Cambridge, Africa, the Arab World and Asia. She adapted the IPPF Sexual Rights Declaration for young people, which now forms the basis of IPPF’s work with and for adolescents in the field including IPPF’s Framework for Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE), standards on Youth Participation, Youth Friendly Services and Comprehensive sexuality Education.
Currently she is coordinating programmes in 30 countries implementing a rights based approach to youth friendly services, comprehensive sexuality education and advocacy for supportive policies for young people, with a focus on young women and girls. She is an honorary fellow at the University of Brighton.


Tuesday, 28 July, 16:30–17:00, Summit 2

Chair: Elna Rudolph (South Africa)

MILTON DIAMOND (USA) – Transsexuality as an Intersex Condition

Dr. Milton Diamond is the Director of the Pacific Center for Sex and Society, having served as Professor at the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii from 1971 to 2009. He currently lectures and consults world wide on matters of science, medicine and public policy and law. Recently he has lectured in Norway, and will next month lecture in Japan. He regularly consults on Gender matters and on pornography issues.