Dr. Sharmila Majumdar, Members of the Media, Ladies and Gentleman
At the outset I wish to thank Dr. Sharmila Majumdar for giving me the opportunity to be part of the World Sexual Health Day celebration.
All of us should be proud of Dr Sharmila Majumdar. Not only did she place Hyderabad on the National map when she became the first lady sexologist in the couintry but today she has placed Hyderabad on the International Map as it is for the first time that the world sexual health day is being celebrated in lndia. Let us give a round of applause to Dr Sharmila Madam.
The World Association of Sexual Health was founded in 1978, in an effort to promote a greater social awareness on sexual health across the globe.
In 2010, the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) called on all their organisations to celebrate, on eacfr&eptember 4th, World Sexual Health Day.
The first Sexualth Health Day was celebrated in 2010 with the slogan “Let's talk about it!". The theme for 2018 is Sexual Health and Sexual Rights - fundamental for well being.
Although words like sex, sexology, sexual awareness are shrouded in myths and mystery and discussions about the such topics are a taboo, one cannot deny the fact that it is very central to.
Lack of sexual awareness and lack of sexual education causes untold misery in lives of many of us by causing both mental and physical health issues.
The World Sexual Health Day aims to educate the public that Sexual Health is not merely the absence of sexually transmitted diseases but Sexual Health also lays emphasis to a positive approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, pleasurable, safe and intimate sexual experience without the fear of discrimination, coercion and violence. The sexual rights of all individuals must be respected, protected and fulfilled.