Congress on Sex Education Closes in Cuba

Castro Espin said that she expects to begin new collaborations with foreign institutions and professionals by providing courses and establishing projects, among other possibilities.

We are strengthening ties with the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), she added.

She also expressed confidence that the Conference of the Communist Party of Cuba, scheduled for January 28, will help to define a policy of nondiscrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

We are seeking a national consensus, or at least elements for the people to understand the need for policies that integrate the different needs of the population, and that in the field of law no one is left unprotected, she said.

The 6th Congress on Sex Education, Counseling and Therapy was inaugurated on Monday at the Havana Convention Center, and the next meeting will take place in 2014.

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