#galswithLEI Global: Normalizing the Conversation: Women's Health & Sexuality


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When: May 20 2021 - 3:30pm until May 20 2021 - 5:00pm
Where: Online

Normalizing the Conversation: Women's Health & Sexuality

Thursday, May 20, 2021 | 3:30 – 5:00pm, Hawaii
Friday, May 21, 2021 | 10:30am – 12:00pm, Tokyo


Women’s health and sexuality are frequently stigmatized and taboo subjects worldwide. Words related to menstruation, reproductive health, sex and sexual health, menopause, and LGBTQI health and sexuality, are routinely censored, and critical conversations silenced. Women of all ages, across the globe, are made to feel self-conscious, ashamed and afraid of discovering their bodies, sexual feelings and behaviors, preventing them from seeking adequate support and medical care for their health and sexual concerns. Join experts and advocates in literature, health, and civil society in challenging stigmas and normalizing women's health and sexuality. Hear as they dispel some of the most harmful myths concerning women' health and sexuality and discuss their own efforts to catalyze a culture of openness in how women understand and discuss their bodies.

Panelists(listed in speaking order)

  • Mabel WONG MD, Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Medical Director of Women’s Health, Hawaii Permanente Medical Group, Hawaii, USA @KPHawaii
  • Kristen TRACY, Author, Lost It, Los Angeles, CA, USA @kristen_tracy
  • Asuka SOMEYA, Chairperson, PILCON, Tokyo, Japan @pilc0n
  • Brenda R. ALEGRE, PhD, Lecturer, Gender Studies, The University of Hong Kong and Member, Board of Directors, The Society of Transsexual Women Advocates of the Philippines (STRAP), Hong Kong @strap_org

Moderator: Radziah MOHD RADZI, President, Sisterhood Alliance and Changing Faces Alum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Primary Contact Info:
Name: Liz A. Dorn