SCORA – the standing committee on reproductive health, including AIDS – was founded with the aim of dedicating energy on that segment of public health that deserved special attention in modern society.
In Malta, sexual and reproductive health are subjects that still have the power to raise many eyebrows, and some degree of taboo still surrounds the topic of sex for (too) many people, most particularly in the extremely important context of adults educating their children and young people about it. Also, a sexual education program is absent from our school curricula, and keeping in mind that our culture is undergoing a rapid change in attitudes about lifestyles, it becomes evident why it is so crucial to dedicate time for public education about sexual health.
Another field we SCORAngels dedicate our energy to is that of raising awareness for the prevention of reproductive neoplasms, a battle that is always raging. And for as long as that is so, there is always room for more education, more awareness, and more campaigns. Our task is to deliver some key information to the public, which is in itself simple, but has the potential to save lives.
MMSA Sexual and Reproductive Health Officer (SRHO) ’12 – ’13