Celebrate World Sexual Health Day 2023 with the WHRI!

World Sexual Health Day (WSHD) is an annual awareness day managed by the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS). As a global advocacy organization, WAS is dedicated to promoting best practices in sexual health.

Taking place on September 6th, WSHD aims to dismantle social and cultural taboos surrounding sexuality while advocating for positive sexual health worldwide. This year, the theme for WSHD 2023 is Consent – highlighting its importance as a fundamental aspect of any healthy sexual encounter.

We strive to educate ourselves and others about what consent means, how to express it, and how to obtain it.

REGISTER for the event!

Join us on Wednesday, September 6th, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm PST, as the Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI) celebrates #WorldSexualHealthDay2023. 

This free event will feature special guests from Options for Sexual Health and will include rapid-fire presentations on sexual and reproductive health research conducted by students, trainees, fellows, and other researchers in training.

Where: The event will be held both virtually via Zoom and in person at SHY D308 on the Oak Street Campus (4500 Oak Street).

How: To secure your spot, please register through Eventbrite


Are you a trainee, student, fellow, or researcher in training? We invite you to submit your sexual health-related research project as an abstract for the opportunity to present at our WHRI World Sexual Health Day event!

What to do:

• Prepare a Microsoft Word document with your abstract title and content.

• Ensure your abstract (excluding the title) is no more than 300 words in total.

• Your sexual health-related research can be in any stage, whether it’s planned, in progress, or completed.


Submit your abstract by August 23rd at midnight. Please email your Word document to whri_cwbc@cw.bc.ca and include “World Sexual Health Day Abstract” in the subject line.

When: The accepted abstracts will be announced no later than August 29th.


We look forward to celebrating World Sexual Health Day 2023 with you!



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