Have you ever wondered why so many cultures across the globe stay silent about sex—not only in public spaces and classrooms but inside the bedroom and between couples as well? From a very young age, Sofia Jawed-Wessel, Ph.D., MPH, has also been curious about the same encircling conversations of sex, which have fueled her professional career. In this talk, Jawed-Wessel explores how we arrived at this shame and fear around sex while also being inundated with sexual content in media all around us.
She is an Associate Professor in the UNO School of Health and Kinesiology and Co-Director of the Midlands Sexual Health Research Collaborative. Jawed-Wessel's goal is to research and understand how intimate relationships are impacted by sexual and/or maternal objectification. She is an expert and advocate in women's rights and reproductive justice.
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