International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health

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ISSWSH is a multidisciplinary, academic, and scientific organization whose purposes are:

To provide

opportunities for communication among scholars, researchers, and practitioners about women's sexual function and sexual experience...

To support

the highest standards of ethics and professionalism in research, education, and clinical practice of women's sexuality, and ...

To provide

the public with accurate information about women's sexuality and sexual health.

UPCOMING MEETING

ISSWSH / ISSM Joint Meeting 2019

March 7-10, 2019   44 days left
Atlanta, GA, USA
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ISSWSH Fall Course 2019

November 14-16, 2019   296 days left
DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, Scottsdale, AZ - USA
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ISSWSH Annual Meeting 2020

March 5-8, 2020   408 days left
Renaissance Orlando at Seaworld, Orlando, FL, USA

LATEST NEWS

In Memoriam - Fernand Labrie, MD, PhD (1937-2019)
The field of women’s sexual health has lost another crusader.  Fernand Labrie, born in Laurierville, Quebec on June 28, 1937 and one of the greatest scientists in Canada’s history, died on Wednesday of an infection at age 81. 
 
Fernand received his medical degree from Laval University in 1962. While many sexual medical specialists know him as the founder of Endoceutics and inventor of Intrarosa, he established the first molecular endocrinology laboratory in the world at Laval University Quebec Canada. He studied prostate cancer before turning his interest to androgens and estrogens in menopause.  
 
Fernand was a very special dynamic and hard-working researcher. Over the course of his lifetime he published more than 1240 peer review articles and was cited more than 50,000 times, making him the most cited Canadian researcher in the world, in all areas of research combined. This includes several publications in the Journal of Sexual Medicine regarding his invention Intravaginal prasterone.
 
As his passion was women's sexual health, Fernand was an ardent supporter of ISSWSH. He lectured at ISSWSH, back in its infancy in 1998, while he was still a researcher at Laval University. He subsequently lectured at ISSWSH, primarily on intracrinology, and just last year attended the ISSWSH Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA. His research will benefit many of our patients and change the way we look at hormones for years to come.
In Memoriam – Gina Ogden (1935-2018)

Gina Ogden – feminist, teacher, scholar, mother, grandmother, lover, and lifelong Red Sox fan – has died at age 83.

Gina was a pioneer in the field of sexology and a tireless advocate for everyone’s right to sexual well-being. She wrote 13 books and published countless articles, conducted retreats and trainings internationally, lectured widely, and even appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show. One of her more significant contributions was founding both the 4-Dimensional Wheel approach to therapy and sex therapy and the community that supports its teaching and growth, the 4-D Network. This approach takes into consideration not only the physical, psychological, and emotional aspects of a person’s well-being, but also the spiritual. Beloved by her colleagues, she was awarded the highest honors from the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists this past June—the Distinguished Service to AASECT Award. Her website, www.GinaOgden.com, is still up and active.

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ICD-11 Includes New Chapter on Conditions Related to Sexual Health

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced the official publication of a new version of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) which includes a new chapter on Conditions Related to Sexual Health, bringing together conditions that were previously categorized in other ways and mostly under mental disorders.

ICD-11 marks the culmination of a ten-year process which benefited from many contributions by and comments from professional societies and patient advocacy organizations, including ISSWSH.

Changes in the ICD-11 embody a more integrated approach to sexual health. This reorganization reflects the WHO’s definition of sexual health as “a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity”

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