International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health

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ISSWSH Annual Meeting 2020

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 Fall Course 2019

November 14-16, 2019   233 days left
DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, Scottsdale, AZ - USA
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ISSWSH Annual Meeting 2020

March 5-8, 2020   345 days left
Renaissance Orlando at Seaworld, Orlando, FL, USA

LATEST NEWS

Take a look at works recently published by ISSWSH

Descriptors of Vulvodynia: A Multisocietal Definition Consensus (International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease, the International Society for the Study of Women Sexual Health, and the International Pelvic Pain Society)

Toward a More Evidence-Based Nosology and Nomenclature for Female Sexual Dysfunctions—Part III

Management of genitourinary syndrome of menopause in women with or at high risk for breast cancer consensus recommendations from The North American Menopause Society and The International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health

 

 

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.

View full obituary here.

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