Welcome to our online platform for the submission of ASPSH's 2022 Conference abstracts. The conference will be offered in-person and virtually for both presenters and attendees. The Conference theme is SYNERGIES OF SEXUALITY: SEEING THE WHOLE PERSON.
Intersections of Sexuality:
How people express and experience sexuality and encounteer the world can be examined by unravelling the intersections of sexual identity including practices, disability, age, gender, ethnicity, culture, socioeconomic status, etc. Identifying how identities overlap can reveal where stigma and discrimination can be challenged and sexual rights for everyone promoted.
Disability and Sexuality:
People in the disability community suggest that their disability isn't what hinders or challenges them, but rather systems and society that aren't accessible or accepting of differenct needs to function fully within society. Together, we will deconstruct myths about people with any kind of disability and view all sexuality as unique and an integral part of who we are.
Mental Health and Sexuality:
Mental and sexual health are intimately intertwined. Mental health is an important and key part of sexual health both informing one another. Take an integrated approach and seeing these as mutually effecting can be helpful, especially when considering all people, including those with marginalized sexual identities and mental illness. Understanding our history helps us to understand and address current concerns.
Sexual and Gender Diversity (LGBTQ2S+):
Promoting healthy sexuality of people must be inclusive of all sexual orientations, gender identities and forms of expression (SOGIE). Develop a deeper understanding of current issues, inclusive practices, create calls to action and network with people to promote health and equity for everyone.
By submitting this abstract for the 2022 Western Canadian Conference on Sexual Health,
I understand that if this abstract is accepted and I agree to present in the offered format,
I will be required to register for the conference at the reduced presenter's rate of $250 (in-person) and $225 (virtually). I understand that only the first presenter will receive the reduced rate.
A free ASPSH membership and online workshop is offered to all presenters as a recognition.
ANTICIPATED CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS (projected at 150)
Sexual health professionals, outreach workers, educators, activists, social workers, child and youth care workers, nurses, physicians, other health professionals/support staff, University faculty, students, parents, clergy, correctional staff.
We encourage presentations from a broad-spectrum perspective and aim to meet the accessibility considerations of everyone who wishes to present. Please indicate in the application if you have accessibility issues and provide the specifics when you register.