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  Sexual Violence Against Women in Lebanon: Testimonies in the Dark | 24/05/2017  

RDFL in partnership with Diakonia launched a study entitled "Sexual Violence Against Women in Lebanon: Testimonies in the Dark", prepared by Dr. Faysal El Kak and Dr. Caroline Succar Slaiby.
The presentation and discussion highlighted sexual violence (factors, coping methods, characteristics, reactions, psychological consequences..), experiences of 50 women…

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  Dr. Faysal El Kak: president of the Arab Association of Obstetrics and Gynecology Societies | 16/01/2017  


Dr. Faysal El Kak was elected as the president of the Arab Association of Obstetrics and Gynecology Societies

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  Breast Health | 07/11/2016  


Dr. Faysal El Kak held an awareness session about breast cancer early detection, examination and prevention at Lifestyle Health Club & Spa on the 7th of November, 2016. More than 20 women attended the seminar. The session was interactive and included a life testimonial from a member who battled with breast cancer and won the fight.

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  Sexuality and Religion: Cases from medical and public health practice | 05/08/2016  

Freethought Lebanon held a seminar on “Sexuality & Religion” on the 5th of August, 2016. During the seminar, Dr Faysal El Kak co-presented on sexuality and religion with Tommi Paalenen from theWorld Association of Sexual Health addressing sexual ethics and rights in modern times. The speakers engaged in correlation between religious canon and sexuality as its main premise, followed…

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  Female Sexual Disorders: A prime for the Gynecologist | 19/11/2015  

 Female sexual disorders (FSD) is a rapidly growing discipline that remains of major concern to the Gynecologists as the main providers of primary health care for women. Gynecologists are expected to be cognizant of the basics related to sexual history taking, management, and possible referrals of FSD cases. At the same time, Gynecologists need to be abreast of the evolving and accumulating research…

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  Sexual Dysfunction Management | 17/11/2015  

Dr.Elham Atalla has conducted a one day workshop entitled "Sexual Dysfunction Management" in Bahrain, repeated on 17th, 18th November and 1st December, 2015. The target groups were primary health care workers and gynecologists. The workshop aimed at informing health care professionals on sexual dysfunction reated-topics and the general approaches of its management.…

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  Treatment of female sexual disorders: coming of age story? | 12/08/2015  


  One week course on human sexuality | 04/01/2015  


Dr. Elham Atalla has delivered a one week course on human sexuality, for family physician residency program for the ministry of health. They were trained on how to approach and manage patients with sexual concerns, difficulties, and dysfunctions. Updates on the field were discussed as well.  

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  Engaging the Media in Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health Issues in Lebanon | 18/06/2014  

The Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health Working Group (YSRH-WG), led by Drs. Lilian Ghandour and Faysal El Kak, at the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) held, on June 18, 2014, a half day meeting on “Engaging media in youth sexual and reproductive health issues in Lebanon” as part of advocacy, dissemination and dialogue towards promotion of youth…

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  LGBTI in clinical services | 31/05/2014  

The Lebanese Medical Association for Sexual Health (LebMASH) and the Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health Project at the Faculty of Health Sciences at the American University of Beirut have organizing a Full Day CME course “LGBTI in clinical services” on Saturday 31st of May, 2014 at Bathish Auditorium at the West Hall, AUB. This course held for the first time in Lebanon and the region,…

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  Sexual Dysfunctions Definitions in ICD-11 | 25/07/2013  


Dr. Elham Atalla has coauthored the section on “Sexual Dysfunctions Definitions in ICD-11”  in Chapter for the handbook: The Evidence Base for ICD-11 (to be published by the American Psychological Association publications unit).

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  Discussion Forum on Comprehensive Sexuality Education in the Arab Region | 12/04/2013  

The Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health Project (YSRHP) hosted a one day discussion forum on the implementation of comprehensive sexuality education. Local and guest regional speakers from the MENA were invited to share their experiences in light of the different socio-cultural and political systems. Differentiating between sex education, sexuality education, and sexual health education were the…

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  Engaging healthcare providers on Youth Sexual Reproductive Health in Lebanon | 11/09/2012  

A one day needs assessment workshop on young people’s sexual and reproductive health was offered for health care providers (physicians, nurses/midwives, social workers, counsellors) involved in youth friendly services within 8 teaching hospitals: Hotel Dieu, Hammoud, Notre Dame des Secours, AUBMC, Rizk, Saint Georges, BGUH and Trad hospital for its history of reproductive health service…

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  Adolescents Medicine; A Growing Discipline | 22/03/2012  

A three-days meeting (March 22-24, 2012) was held with Deans of Medical Schools & Chairpersons of Pediatrics Departments in Red Sea, Egypt. The goals of the meeting were: 1) Explore the consensus for the introduction of Adolescents Medicine as a postgraduate subspecialty of Pediatrics;2) Discuss the process and procedures for: a) Endorsement: Department, Faculty and higher, b) Establishment…

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  Youth Sexual Health within the Lebanese Healthcare System | 14/09/2011  

Youth friendly sexual and reproductive health service (YFSRHS) delivery is about providing services based on a comprehensive understanding of what young people in that particular society or community want, rather than being based only on what providers believe they need. It is also based on an understanding of, and respect for, the realities of young people’s diverse sexual and reproductive…

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