chapter  1
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Introduction and Theory

In August of 1999, the World Association for Sexology (WAS) constructed a Declaration of Sexual Rights. It states that all human beings are entitled to the following sexual rights: the right to sexual freedom, sexual autonomy, sexual privacy, sexual equality, sexual pleasure, emotional sexual expression, sexual education, sexual health care, to sexually associate freely and to make free and responsible reproductive choices (Ng, Borras-Valls, Perez-Conchillo, and Coleman, 2000). Their collective stance is that sexual well-being is necessary for individual development as well as societal development, and is obtainable through the interaction of the individual with social structures.