ISSN 1944 每 6683
Volume 3, No 3, September 30, 2010
Publisher: NG Man-Lun, M.D.
Advisor: RUAN Fangfu, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief Editor: DENG Mingyu, M.D., Ph.D.
World Association of Chinese Sexologists
Room 1801, 18/F, Capitol Centre, No. 5-19,
Jardine＊s Bazaar, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
International Association of Chinese Medical Specialists & Psychologists
36-40 Main St., #209, Flushing, New York 11354, USA.
Tel: (718) 820-9320, Fax: (718) 886-5228
The 4th Asian Conference in Sexuality Education (ACSE) held in Hong Kong
Mary Lao & Mingyu Deng
<Chinese Sexuality Health Times>, New York, USA
On August 12-14, the 4th Asian Conference in Sexuality Education (ACSE) was held at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. The meeting was organized by the Family Planning Association of Hong Kong, from over 20 countries and regions, more than 300 experts, scholars and professionals attended the meeting. Mrs Selina Tsang Hong Kong Chief Executive was invited to attend the closing dinner. Dr. Gill Greer of director of the International Planned Parenthood Federation, Dr Kevan Wylie of vice president of the World Association of Sexual Health (WAS), Dr. Kamaruzaman Ali of Chairman of East and Southeast Asia Marine district of the International Planned Parenthood Federation was invited to attend the meeting. Theme: " Today's Sexuality Education for Tomorrow's Generation "
This meeting invited more than 10 sexologists from world countries to give lectures. Example: ＆Sexuality education: hot trends, new directions, unique modes and fresh opportunities around the world＊ has been lectured by Dr. Judy Kuriansky of clinical psychology professor at Columbia University in USA, ＆Sexuality education: looking back so as to better move forward＊ has been lectured by Dr. Jacques Boulet of Head of OASES Graduate School in Australia, ＆Imagining sexually safe ＆futures＊: a global challenge for adolescent sexual health＊ has been lectured by Dr. Debbie Ollis of senior lecturer in Health Education of the Deakin University in Australia, ＆Expectation of tendency development in Chinese sexuality education 每 an analysis main to mainland China＊ has been lectured by Mr. Peng Xiao-hui of professor of human sexuality of Life Science College of the Huazhong Normal University in China, ＆Sexuality education in USA: all ages, all-round＊ has been lectured by Dr. Deng Ming-yu of President & Professor of the Institute for Oriental Western Human Sexuality in USA, ＆The past, present and future of youth sexuality education in China＊ has been lectured by Ms. Zhang Mei-mei Director of Sexuality Education and Research Centre of the Capital Normal University in China, ＆The Current Status and development of sexuality education in Taiwan＊ has been lectured by Dr. Lin Yen-chin of Dean & Professor of Graduate School of Human Sexuality of the Shu-Te University in Taiwan, ＆Current situations and issues of education of human sexuality of Japan＊ has been lectured by Mr. Yukihiro Murase of Representative of the Council for Education and Study on Human Sexuality in Japan, ＆Sex education and wellbeing could be improved by enhancing existing school curricula＊ has been lectured by Dr. Kevan Wylie (United Kingdom) of Vice-President of the World Association for Sexual Health, and ＆IPPF＊s model of sex education 每 putting into practice＊ has been lectured by Dr. Gill Greer (United Kingdom) of Director-General of the International Planned Parenthood Federation. These speeches involved in the forefront of the world sexuality filed have aroused keen interest of participants and lively discussion.
This meeting also published more than 50 papers, authors from the United States, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, China-mainland, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and more than 20 countries and regions. These papers reflect many aspects of the Asian countries and other countries in the work of sexuality education recent research and practice.
This year marks the Hong Kong Family Planning Association's 60th anniversary. During the meeting, organized by the Family Planning Association of Hong Kong 60th anniversary of the development of the photo exhibition, the participants visited a constant stream of these exhibitions.
More than 20 young sexuality education workers from than 10 countries and regions, the collective to the general assembly read their declaration. Heartfelt words of these young scholars under the age of 35, reflecting the sexuality education successors.
During the meeting, also show the rich content of sexuality education in the Cantonese Opera 每 ＆the Dream of the West Chamber＊. After the performance, Ms. Cheng Pui-kwan Cathy of Gender Studies Programme / Department of Educational Administration and Policy of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Dr. Chan Chak-lui of lecturer of Department of Culture and Religious Studies of the Chinese University of Hong Kong moderated the discussion.
In the August 13 closing ceremony of the afternoon, participants adopted the ＆Declaration of the 4th Asian Conference in Sexuality Education＊. Ms. Lina Yan of Chairperson of Organizing Committee of under the leadership of JP, all participants was sworn. The oath reads:
We, participants of the Fourth Asian Conference in Sexuality Education, declare that: We will uphold the goal of promoting gender equity, sexual and reproductive health and rights in Asia; through government leadership, decision-makers engagement and multi-sectoral cooperation, to further improve sexuality education strategies, advocacy, implementation and development of evidence-based programmes. Within the principle of respect for diverse cultures, we endeavour to explore opportunities for cooperation within our region, and to strive for the sexual and reproductive health of our fellow Asians.
Asian Sexuality Education Conference meets every three years. The previous three ASEC had been held in Beijing in China (2001), Kaohsiung in Taiwan (2004), Tokyo in Japan (2007). Fifth ASEC will hold in 2013 in Chengdu in China.
International Forum of Chinese Psychosexual and Sexual Health Held in Beidaihe in China
Mary Lao & Mingyu Deng
<Chinese Sexuality Health Times>, New York, USA
On August 1 to 4, ＆2001 Academic Meeting of Hebei Psychological Association & International Forum of Chinese Psychosexual and Sexual Health＊ hold in the famous summer resort Beidaihe. The academic activities have been Organized by Hebei Psychological Association and the International Association of Chinese Medical Specialists & Psychologists. From the United States and Taiwan, and China- mainland: Beijing, Hebei, Zhejiang, Shandong, Hubei, nearly 80 experts and scholars and professionals attended the meeting. Theme: Youth of emotion and stress management and psychosexual health.
Professor Deng Mingyu of vice president and PhD supervisor of the American College East-west Health Science, Professor Feng Rong of director of Department of psychiatry of the Far Eastern Memorial Hospital in Taiwan, Dr. Yang Ming-lei of associate professor of psychology of the Tamkang University in Taiwan, Dr. Chen Yi-ci of director of the SES Sexuality Education Center in Taiwan and other overseas scholars; Dr. Wang Jingsheng of director of Military Psychology Education Research Center of the Shijiazhuang Mechanized Infantry College, Dr. Peng Jianguo of vice-director of Department of Psychology of Zuhai Campus of the Beijing Normal University and other scholars from China- mainland,; They was invited to attend the meeting as a keynote speech.
＆International Forum of Chinese Psychosexual and Sexual Health＊ by Professor Deng Mingyu for two days speech. Main content: Introduction of human sexuality & psychology; Basic of psychosexual counseling; Implementation steps and skills of psychosexual counseling; identification and diagnosis for all kinds of sex problems and sexual disorders; General sex treatment technology (behavior therapy, hypnosis therapy, marital therapy, sexy focus training, Psychosexual behavior training); Psychosexual behavioral treatment to male sexual dysfunction (erectile dysfunction, defective ejaculation, orgasmic dysfunction, etc.); Psychosexual behavioral treatment to female sexual dysfunction (lack of sexy, orgasmic dysfunction, dyspareunia and sexual pain disorder, etc.); Psychosexual behavioral treatment to sexual variations (transsexuality, fetishism, transvestism, exhibitionism, sadomasochism, sex asphyxia, etc.); American early childhood sexuality education (from birth to pre-school); American schools sexuality education (from kindergarten to12th grade); American University's sexuality education 每 Human sexuality courses; American adults sexuality (mid and later life); American sex differences; Differences of sexuality education between China and USA.
Excellent speech of experts at home and abroad, enables participants to an eye-opener. Especially, Dr. Deng Mingyu＊s particular series of lectures, so participants understand basic techniques of psychosexual counseling and sex therapy. This is also weak links of professional technical at registered psycho-counselors in Chinese-mainland.
In the August 4 closing ceremony, Professor Deng Mingyu made a work report of psychological aid on the Yushu "414" earthquake. Participants pledged to make post-disaster psychological aid.
Chinese Sexologists Discussed Again of ※Premarital Chastity Education§
Mary Lao & Mingyu Deng
<Chinese Sexuality Health Times>, New York, USA
According to the "Spring City Evening News," August 31 news, from the new school year this fall, China's Yunnan Province, university and middle school course in " 3 life education", will run through an important part, that ＆truth of life, love and sex＊. Textbook <No Apologies> is from the Focus on the Family in America. April 2008, Zhejiang University set up a "pre-marital chastity" training courses, Focus on the Family in America is also one of the guiding organizations of the training. At the time, <Chinese Sexuality Health Times> launched a major global discussion. Now, Chinese sexologists again discuss the topic.
On August 31, Professor Peng Xiaohui of College of Life Sciences of the Huazhong Normal University sent e-mail to key members of the World Association of Chinese Sexologist and some councilors of the China Sexology Association; theme is "'chastity education' philosophy suspicious, secular sermons should not place!".
He proposed: Before two years, we remember that Zhejiang University implemented the "pre-marital chastity education". the newly Christian foundations of this organization by the United States " Focus on the Family" philosophy of education, and "reincarnated" in Yunnan has launched a textbook <No Apologies>. I have already done this comment: "premarital chastity education" that has died. Hope my colleagues and friends, especially my colleagues in China-mainland to beware of this school in China- mainland, morality as an excuse to implement the teachings of Christianity and its culture, its physical activity. I not only have serious educational philosophy that questioned the attitude and firmly opposed to such preaching occasions to use the school activities. Because of any religion can only places in their sermons, but not into the school places. This principle is international traffic.
Some professors reply to support the views of Peng Xiaohui. They are Dr. Min-Lun Ng of the Hong Kong, Dr. Ning Yin-Bin of sex/gender research center of the Taiwan Central University, Professor Tao Lin of Shenzhen Sexology Association, Dr. Fang Gang of Sex / Gender Institute of the Beijing Forestry University, etc. But Zhong Wei signed another article disprove to view of Peng Xiaohui.
On September 2, <Christ Time> report: From the new school year this fall, from the Focus on the Family in America of <No Apologies> will become teachers seminar book in university and middle school in Yunnan Province. It is reported that the book refers specifically to "pre-marital chastity," that this is 100% effective way to prevent sexually transmitted disease and avoid pregnancy. This book guide youths to learn sexual self-discipline and avoiding injury. In vogue in this era of cohabitation, premarital chastity is no doubt shouting caused concerns of the community.
On September 3, <Washington Post> in United States reported the situation on the front page of "abstinence programs in China a milestone for U.S. evangelicals" for the title.
For the media reported that <No Apologies> from the Focus on the Family in America will become textbook of university and middle school, Officer of Education Department of Yunnan Province denied before the media report ※Yunnan will write pre-marital chastity materials§. He said, "premarital chastity "and 'puberty education' is a completely different concept, the so-called textbook <No Apologies> is only used as a teacher seminar book, no material relationship with the textbook of students, much less may become teaching materials of students in university and middle school.
▽Invited Speakers＊ Abstracts on 4th ACSE▼
Sexuality Education: Hot Trends, New Directions, Unique Models and Fresh Opportunities around the World
Dr. Judy Kuriansky
Columbia University Teachers College, New York, USA
These are exciting times in the field of sexuality education, as new developments have allowed for new opportunities The presentation covers developments in the field, and ways in which sexuality educators around the world can take advantage of current developments to better serve the public＊s needs. Issues addressed include the major sexuality issue addressed in global forms (e. g. at the United Nations); funding opportunities (new multi〞million dollar U.S., grants just announced); political and economic climates; unique approaches involving new media; and biological research that have put issues into new perspectives. Types of questions from people of all ages and settings will be reported as well as unique venues for sexuality education, and programs being used in unique ways in different parts of the world (from Asia to Africa to the Americas) to address people＊s needs regards sexuality, family planning and safer sex.
Sexuality Education: Looking Back so as to Better Move Forward
Dr. Jacques Boulet
Head of Oases Graduate School, Australia
In the midst of the seeming collapse of all the ＆old＊ and ＊traditional＊ ways of ＆dealing with＊ 每 and ＆doing＊ 每 both sex and education, a careful look at more foundational changes in the social - meanwhile global 每 context could offer answers to questions too often sought in the subjective or mope narrowly defined relational spheres. In addition, there exist often unrealistic expectations on social institutions, groups and individuals not at all positioned to generate the macro - and micro - adaptations and positive outcomes we intend them to produce in this area. I hope to illuminate some of those changes, showing how the widening of the structural scale of social reproduction and its nature (aka ＆globalisation＊), the simultaneous narrowing of personal agency (aka as the ＆autonomous individual＊), together with associated transformations in the nature and working of mediating institutions have created a fundamentally different structural/inter-subjective/subjective context within which both sexuality and education ＆operate＊.
Imagining Sexually safe ＆Futures＊: A Global Challenge for Adolescent Sexual Health
Dr. Debbie Ollis
Senior Lecturer in Health Education, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
Regardless of the whether today＊s adolescents live in developed or developing countries, issues around sexuality remain key concerns for the ＆futures＊ of our young people. Overwhelmingly sexuality education programs have focused attention on the prevention of disease, infection and pregnancy. And, although data shows that HIV and Chlamydia for example, remain key sexual health concerns n many countries, so too are issues such as: sexualization, cybersex, gender-based violence, poor body image and homophobia. Increasingly there is a need for the profession to address these issues and to think more broadly about what sexual safety means for tomorrow＊s generation of young people. Moreover, it is crucial for these deliberations to articulate the information and skills needed to negotiate sexual ＆futures＊ in a dynamic global environment through inclusive and comprehensive programs. If we are to provide safe ＆sexual futures＊ for our young people, then educational policies and practices must refocus in acknowledging, supporting and addressing the diverse needs of our young people.
Sexuality Education in USA: All Ages, All-round
Prof. Mingyu Deng, M.D., Ph.D.
President, Institute for Oriental Western Human Sexuality, USA
On 50 years, sexuality education in the United States went through five stages. Namely: (1) 20th century, 60s, sex ABC education; (2) 70 years, the focus for the values to determine sex education; (3) 80 years to abstinence-based sex education; (4) 90 years to sexually transmitted diseases based sex education, particularly the risk of HIV infection and AIDS education; (5) times in 2000 to promote the health of this social science theory-based comprehensive sexuality education.
American sex education has three modes: a comprehensive sexuality education model, model and sex education in Catholic schools, abstinence-centered sex education. Several models exist, but also engaged in a fierce debate. In recent years, the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS), represented by comprehensive sexuality education mode prevailed.
Through 10 years of work, SIECUS completed three age sexuality education programs. That < Early Childhood Sexuality Education Task Force 每 Birth to Fives years>, <Guidelines of Comprehensive Sexuality Education: Kindergarten through 12 Grade> and <New Expectations: Sexuality Education for Mid and Later Life>. With American University of sexuality coupled with public course <Human Sexuality>, formation of a full age, comprehensive sexualty education system.
The Current Status and Development of Sexuality Education in Taiwan
Prof. Lin Yen-chin
DeanㄕProfessor, Graduate School of Human Sexuality, Shu-Te University, Taiwan
For ＆'Ethics and Health＊ course for the elementary school students in Taiwan sexuality education in 1993, ＆Health curriculum＊ was divided into ten categories and ＆Family life and sexuality education＊ was distributed in all six grades. From 1986 to 1997, curriculum revision of ＆Health Education＊ course for junior school students included sexuality education content. Moreover, ＆Grade 1-9 Curriculum Guidelines＊ set in 1988 includes ＆Health and Physical Education＊ for the sexuality education in elementary school and junior high school. In 2006, sexuality education curriculum for senior high school students was planned under ＆Health and Nursing Care＊ as the extension of the sexuality education of junior high school.
Since 2001, Graduate School of Human Sexuality in Shu-Te University in Taiwan has provided courses to students in the three areas of ＆sexuality education＊, ＆sex counseling＊, and ＆sex and society＊, and training for teacher education in the area of ＆sexuality education＊.
Current Situations and Issues of Education of Human Sexuality of Japan
Mr. Yukihiro Murase
Representative, the Council for Education and Study on Human Sexually, Japan
I＊d like to talk about the education of human sexuality in Japan during these last turbulent 20 years, and it is still unsettled even now. It was since 1992 that the education on human sexuality was treated as a subject in school. Some important factors led up to the better change in Japan to promote the education of sexuality.
But the people fearing this progress occupied the important positions of politics. From about 2002, they began to obstruct plainly and attack the education of sexuality and gender equality at the Japanese Parliament or the local assemblies.
Against such the suppressions and attacks, numerous people including our own 'Council for Education and Study on Human Sexuality＊ protested and opposed through publications and legal court battles.
In 2009, the power shift took place for the first time in our country. But we should make efforts patiently to advance positively the education of sexuality.
Sex Education and Wellbeing Could be Improved by Enhancing Existing School Curricula
Prof. Kevan Wylie
Vice-Presiden, World Association for Sexual Health, United Kingdom
A major worldwide study of over 26,000 subjects across 26 countries provides the most comprehensive and credible survey on sex and sexual wellbeing to date. Greater knowledge about sex brings increased sexual wellbeing - but people across the world are looking for more.
49% of people who have received formal sex education say they are highly satisfied with they sex lives, compared with just 40% of those who have not. Similarly, 49% of women and 48% of men do not think that they received enough advice and information to get the best from their relationships especially about the emotional aspects. Australians wished their sex education had been more emotionally inclusive (67% femaleㄞ63% male). 47% among those aged 35-44 say they would like more information.
People across the world who received sex education say that on average it was their greatest source of information about sex (57%), above friends (51%) and books (46%). However, not all nationalities agree. While 78% of the Dutch and 76% of Mexicans give formal sex education the most credit for their knowledge, only 23% of Russians do the same. There are other gaps that are preventing adults from getting the most from their sex lives with only 34% given information about HIVㄞAIDS and 40% about conception.
In addition to reporting some of the findings of this study, there will be the opportunity to explore the wider needs for sex education in greater detail and to look at some of the national policies around the globe which may influence delivery of sex education
IPPF＊s Model of Sex Education 每 Putting into Practice
Dr. Gill Greer
Director-General of the International Planned Parenthood Federation, United Kingdom
Today the world has the largest generation of young people in history. They are entitled, like adults, to universal human rights, including the rights to the highest attainable standard of health, and to education. However, this is often overlooked in policy development and programme implementation. There is no specific MDG (millennium development goals) for young people, and there is widespread denial of their sexuality, and the realities of their lives.
As a result, young people are at risk around the world, without access to services and education that could ensure their health, wellbeing and resilience. They are, therefore, often disproportionately reflected in statistics related to poor health including STD and HIV, unplanned pregnancy and maternal morbidity and mortality, and gender-based violence. Longer term consequences of poor health in adolescence, such as cervical cancer and infertility are often also overlooked. All too often, any education that is offered is based on fear and guilt rather than a positive concept of sexuality and equal respectful relationships.
IPPF＊s new ＆one Curriculum＊ is based on the belief that the most effective methods for teaching about sexuality, gender, HIV and human rights, are participatory and learner centred. It has been reviewed by 50 experts and widely piloted.
lPPF has also recently reviewed a number of comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) programmes and policy advocacy strategies carried out by Member Associations. These reviews demonstrate that CSE contributes to health and wellbeing, self esteem, resilience, communication and decision making skills, together with increased respect for others＊ rights and encourages active citizenship, healthier families and communities, and a reduction in gender stereotypes and inequities.