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Tribute to Richard Green

It is with great sadness that we announce that Richard Green, one of the founders of and most influential contributors to modern sex research, died in London Sunday morning April 7, at the age of 82.

Dr. Green was a psychiatrist and a lawyer. He had worked with Harry Benjamin, John Money, Robert Stoller, among others, and he was as much committed to science as he was to action and social justice.

He helped pave the road for the medical care of transgendered individuals, at the University of California, and he was a major force in the depathologization of homosexuality, leading to the removal of homosexuality from the DSM in 1973.

Dr. Green was the founder of the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior (1971) and the founding President of the International Academy of Sex Research (IASR) in 1975. In addition, he was one of the founding members of the World Association of Sexual Health (WAS), for which he edited the proceedings of the Second World Congress of Sexology, which was held in Montreal in 1976.

Richard Green was a brilliant scientist and a tireless, driven pioneer and social activist, who left a legacy that we all will remember him for.

WAS Education Award: Excellence and Innovation in Sexuality Education 2019 – A last call for nominations

In recognition of the special contribution sexuality educators make to the overall fields of education, health and sexology, the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) presents this prestigious award at its next World Congress In Mexico City. WAS invites nominations from individuals and organizations to be considered for the award.

These awards are to recognize the special contribution sexuality educators make to the overall fields of education, health and sexology. They are presented in three categories:

A. Non-Government Organizations or Individuals

B. Academic programmes

C. Governmental and Government-sponsored programmes

WAS Sexuality Education Committee (SEC) has responsibility of WAS Education Awards.

Deadline for applications for WAS Education Awards is 31st of January 2019. The official announcement of the winner(s) will be at the WAS Congress in Mexico City in October 12 – 15, 2019.

Applications can be sent to the Chair of WAS Sexuality Education Committee: osmo.kontula@vaestoliitto.fi.