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Sexual Ethics

Dhastagir Sultan Sheriff

University of Benghazi


human rights sexual rights Sexual expression pleasure Sexual consequences and the right co-operation from one's partner Sexual harm rape sexually transmitted diseases safe sex Sexual health Human sexuality reproductive health

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Sexual Ethics deals with the choices one makes regarding sexual practice and preferences. With the emerging newer trends in sexuality and clash with traditional practice of human sexuality there is a need for introspection and a framework of ethical principles that may guide human sexuality and its practice. It requires revamping the ethical principles governing sex and sexuality.

Sexuality is influenced by the interaction of biological, psychological, social, economic, political, cultural, legal, historical, religious and spiritual factors.” (WHO, 2006a). There is a growing consensus that sexual health cannot be achieved and maintained without respect for, and protection of, certain human rights. The working definition of sexual rights given below is a contribution to the continuing dialogue on human rights related to sexual health. The sexual rights encompass:

1. sexual relationships and the right to choose one's partner,
2. sexual expression and the right seek pleasure,
3. sexual consequences and the right co-operation from one's partner,
4. sexual harm and the right to protection,
5. sexual health and the right to information
6. human sexuality and well being.

The growing number of rapes and rape victims, sexual harassment cases and the violation of the right to have or resist sex from a marriage, and the need to take consent before sex and the trend of ""living together"" in corporate cities, necessitate a candid and concise book on "" Sexual Ethics"" including a broad definition what is meant by sexual ethics.

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Date completed: September 30th 2019

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Expected publication date: May 8th 2020

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Dhastagir Sultan Sheriff

University of Benghazi

Dhastagir Sultan Sheriff received his Masters and Doctoral Degree, in 1971 and 1977 respectively, in Medical Biochemistry, Chennai, India. Devoted to teaching, he taught in medical schools for 35 years, and visited 45 countries while doing so. Dr. Sheriff attended 46 international conferences and organized 2 international conferences in medical ethics in India. He is a life member of European Society for Human Reproduction and Early Human Development, he is also a member of American Association of Clinical Chemistry, Association of physiologists and pharmacologists of India, member of National Academy of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, and resource person for UNESCO for Medical and Bioethics. Dr. Sheriff has authored five books including a text book on Medical Biochemistry with additional interest in Human Sexology. He had editorials written in British Journal of Sexology, Journal of Royal Society of Medicine, Postgraduate Medicine, Scientist, former Rotarian, Citizen Ambassador, and was selected for Ford Foundation Fellowship.

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