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Natalya Mason

BSW, MA, RSW

Saskatchewan, Canada

Sexuality & Disability: Self Determination And Rights

Natalya Mason BSW, MA, RSW (she/her) is a sexual health educator and social worker who was born and raised in Saskatoon, SK. She is a Black first-generation Canadian, and a settler on Treaty Six Territory. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from the U of S, a BSW from the U of R, and an M.A. in Women’s, Gender, and Sexualities Studies. Natalya works at the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Medicine in the Division of Social Accountability. She is a lifelong member of the Girl Guides of Canada, and is dedicated to social justice and reproductive rights for women and girls. She spent eight years as the Education Coordinator at Saskatoon Sexual Health providing presentations to over 10,000 learners across Saskatchewan. She currently makes contributions to the field of sexual health as a consultant, having worked with numerous organizations like Sexual Assault Services of Saskatchewan, SIECCAN, and Durex. She is a queer feminist living in contradiction, committed to continuous learning and unlearning.

Program Description

Did you know that pleasure is a human right? Sexuality is a universal human experience, and our entitlement to a healthy sexuality is enshrined in human rights legislation globally. In this session you’ll receive introductory information about the construct of sexuality, human rights legislation, and our rights and responsibilities where these conversations intersect. Learn how the important concepts of autonomy, inclusion, and equality can help us to advocate for the needs and desires of those who we support.

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