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About LebMASH

LebMASH stands for the Lebanese Medical Association for Sexual Health.

It is a non-governmental organization that was founded on Sept. 4th 2012. Here is the first statement posted on our Facebook Page:

“Today is the World Sexual Health Day. It is time the medical community in Lebanon and the Lebanese diaspora stand up for sexual rights and work on spreading health awareness and facts about a topic that touches everyone but is still considered taboo in our nation.”

The organization was founded by Lebanese healthcare providers to serve the following Mission Statement:

Advancing healthcare for LGBT individuals and sexual/reproductive health for all individuals in Lebanon

Here are the objectives set by the founding board:

Spread awareness and knowledge, as well as influence attitudes and behaviors of health care providers regarding LGBT health and sexual health in Lebanon.

Spread awareness and knowledge, as well as influence attitudes and behaviors of the general public regarding LGBT health and sexual health in Lebanon.

Influencing and changing policies and legislations in professional organizations including schools, hospitals and governmental agencies to protect the health rights and well-being of LGBT individuals and sexual health in Lebanon.

Advancing research regarding LGBT health and sexual health in Lebanon.

Supporting other organizations that provide healthcare for LGBT and sexual healthcare in Lebanon.

الاهداف

نشر الوعي والثقافة والتأثير على سلوك ومواقف مقدّمي الخدمات الصحيّة فيما يتعلّق بصحّة الأقليّات الجنسيّة والصحّة الجنسيّة عامّةً

نشر الوعي والثقافة والتأثير على سلوك ومواقف المجتمع اللّبناني فيما يتعلّق بصحّة الأقليّات الجنسيّة والصحّة الجنسيّة عامّةً في لبنان

لتغيير أو التاثير على السياسات والتشريعات في المؤسسات المهنيّة والثقافيّة كالمدارس والمستشفيات والنقابات والمؤسسات الحكوميّة لحماية حقوق الأقليّات الجنسيّة في الصحّة الجسديّة والنفسيّة والحقوق في الصحّة الجنسيّة في المجتمع اللّبنانيّ عامّةً

طوير الأبحاث في مواضيع صحّة الأقليّات الجنسيّة والصحّة الجنسيّة في لبنان

دعم الجمعيّات التي تقدّم خدمات صحيّة للأقليات الجنسيّة وخدمات عن الصحّة الجنسيّة


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