IFMSA-Quebec’s Standing Committee on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights including HIV and AIDS (SCORA) brings together medical students from Quebec who wish to promote sexual health to both the population concerned and future health professionals. The committee works in areas of HIV, maternal and reproductive health, female genital mutilation, as well as sexual and gender diversity.
The committee works to promote the recognition of the importance of sexual health and to disseminate information about it to a diverse audience. The means used are very diverse: the committee organizes, among other things, a sex education project in high schools, dinner talks for medical students, awareness campaigns and conferences. The committee works locally, nationally and internationally to reach as many people as possible.
What is sexual health?
Sexual health has a wide field of action. Among the many subjects discussed, we talk about HIV/AIDS and other STBBIs, maternal health, homophobia, women’s rights, etc. All aspects of these issues are considered in our approach: we do not limit ourselves to the medical side, we are also concerned with the emotional, mental and social side. Sexual health is an area where its importance is sometimes underestimated. However, we believe that it is essential to have an informed society that is sensitized and aware of its rights with regard to sexual and reproductive health.
For any other information or question, please contact:
National Officer for Sexual and Reproductive Health including HIV/AIDS (NORA)
National assistant of SCORA