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On Thursday April, 10 Touching Base welcomed 66 honoured and special guests, friends and colleagues at a fundraising launch at the Rydges in Surry Hills.
New book for Teenage Girls and their parents
We advocate that people with disability have the same desire for relationships and intimacy as anyone else and therefore have the same right to choice, independence and inclusion relating to decisions about their reproductive and sexual health.
He is a brilliant scientist out of touch with his own feelings, and she is a single working mother ahead of her time. Together their research changed the way society thought about, talked about, and engaged in sex.
|ASSERT member Dr Patricia Weerakoon has been a sex educator, researcher
and therapist in America, Sri Lanka and Australia for more than 25
Patricia who recently retired as the director of the Graduate Sexual Health program for the University of Sydney, now spends her time speaking at conferences and in churches and high schools, and participating in media debates on controversial topics about sex.
She is the best-selling author of TEEN SEX BY THE BOOK and her latest book is THE BEST SEX FOR LIFE.
In the same week as we saw the passing of American sexologist Virginia Johnson (of Masters and Johnson fame) the sex therapy fraternity turned out in force to honour three of our own leaders in the area of sexual health.
Dr ROSIE KING, Dr MARTYN BAKER and Dr MICHAEL LOWY were being presented with Life Membership of ASSERT NSW on the 31st of July, in honour of the enormous contribution they have made to sex therapy and sexual health.
As young doctors in the 70s the trio were driving forces in the early days of ASSERT, which was launched 36 years ago. Speaking to a packed room they reminded us just how different those times were but also what enormous fun they had breaking down taboos and misinformation.
We filmed the presentation and here is a short 33 minutes version of the night.
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Targeting the 14 – 15 year age group (grade 8/9)
Information is made relevant through highlyinteractive activities appropriate to culture, developmental level and previous sexual perceptions.
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