The word sex still remains a taboo and there is a stigma associated with it in the society, said Deputy Commissioner of Mysuru, D Randeep.
He was delivering the inaugural address at the Interim congress of South Asian Society for Sexual Medicine (ICSASSM) – 2016 organised in the city on Saturday.
He said, “Sex is not just a concept of recreation. We need to change our perception. From the socio- economic background in the country, we can see many youth-related and sex-related issues. Today, there are many cases of rapes, domestic violence and child harassment. There are issues like sexual dissatisfaction and infertility. It is high time for researchers and experts from the field to think on how to sort out sex-related issues.
“Today, there is tremendous scope for young minds and doctors to unravel the myth surrounding sex-related issues,” he added.
President of Indian Psychiatric Society, Dr G Prasad Rao, Vice Chancellor of NIMHANS Dr B N Gangadhar, President of SASSM, Dr Anwarul Islam, general secretary of SASSM, Dr S S Vasan, president-elect of SASSM, Dr Lasantha Malavige, Director of JSS hospital, Dr Basavana Gowda and others were present.