These lectures focus on sexual health in Iran, and the need for open dialogue around sexuality; sexual health and international public health norms; sexually transmitted diseases, drug addiction, and prostitution; and child marriage and its psycho-social effects.
Dr. Akbar Karami is a physician, author, human rights activist, and researcher in the field of religious and social issues. In 2009, Dr. Karami was arrested in his clinic and jailed for eight months; later he was convicted for 11 years under charges of destabilizing the Iranian regime, as well as for publishing articles and performing interviews on sexual freedom and gender equality. Dr. Karami studied medicine at Arak University of Medical Sciences. He currently lives in the United States.