International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health

Fellowship

In keeping with the mission of ISSWSH, the board of directors has developed a fellowship program. Designation of ISSWSH Fellow (IF) signifies training in the interdisciplinary, collaborative management of Female Sexual Health within a clinical or research track.

ISSWSH Fellowship is based on stringent and objective criteria as outlined below to determine both initial certification, renewal of certification and the grandfathering of fellows.

CRITERIA FOR APPLYING FOR ISSWSH FELLOWSHIP:
CANDIDATES MUST:

  1. Must be a current member of ISSWSH in good standing. 
  2. ISSWSH membership dues must be current.

Applicants must submit the following documentation in either PDF, Microsoft Word document or rich text format to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  1. Statement of Work in the field of female sexuality (7 pages maximum).
  2. Statement of education in human sexuality (1 page).
  3. Copies of CME / CE certificates that total 75 credits.
    This must include, at minimum: Two ISSWSH Training Courses or one ISSWSH Training Course and one ISSWSH Annual meeting within the last 3 years.
  4. Statement attesting that the applicant has read and understands the ISSWSH bylaws.
  5. Copy of current professional license in the specialty of designated.
  6. Two letters of recommendation from ISSWSH members in good standing.
  7. Curriculum Vitae which must include your current employment.

IT IS REQUESTED THAT APPLICATIONS BE SUBMITTED BY EMAIL TO FACILITATE COMMITTEE REVIEW OF THE APPLICATION.

Fees

Initial Fellowship fee is USD 300.00

Duration

The duration of the ISSWSH Fellowship (IF) status is for a 5-year term. After the 5-year period recertification is required. Active ISSWSH membership is required for the ISSWSH Fellowship (IF) certificate if the participant allows his or her ISSWSH membership to lapse, so too would the designation of ISSWSH Fellowship (IF).

Renewal Fees

USD 155.00

Requirements for ISSWSH Fellowship (IF) Maintenance/Renewal

After the initial IF certification period of 5 years, an ISSWSH Fellow (IF) can maintain his/her fellowship by completion of 75 CME/CEs within the previous five-year period and reapplying to ISSWSH. The 75 credits must be derived from at LEAST one ISSWSH Annual Meeting or one ISSWSH Training Course (or equivalent-authorized by Fellowship committee), within the previous 5 years. Documentation of the 75 credits must accompany the completed Maintenance Application. All applicants are encouraged to submit their information electronically to facilitate review at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the ISSWSH Executive Office.

IF Certification by Special Circumstances

Eligibility ISSWSH recognizes that professionals can achieve competency in female sexuality and education through avenues other than listed above. Special circumstances do exist, where it is possible to verify that a candidate’s knowledge, skill, experience, and ethical standards meet the IF and ISSWSH standards for competency.
Certification Under Special Circumstances will be offered/available to health care professionals who are recognized by their peers locally, regionally, nationally or internationally, as highly competent in female sexuality and who meet the following criteria:

  1. Active Current Membership in ISSWSH.
  2. The candidate has read the ISSWSH Code of Ethics and documents, in writing, their intent to be bound by the ISSWSH Code of Ethics.
  3. Academic and Professional Experience. The candidate has earned a minimum of a Bachelor¹s degree from an accredited college or university and has completed a minimum of 15 hours of graduate work, or clinical experience related to Human Sexuality. A supportive document stating this experience should accompany the application under special circumstances.
  4. The candidate has accrued ten (10) years of professional experience (post Bachelor¹s degree) in sexual medicine clinical practice or research.
Application

In addition, the appropriate application must include the application fee (USD 300.00), which is non-refundable. If the candidate chooses to submit a paper application, three copies of the materials are required. Only completed applications will be reviewed. Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant. Participants are strongly encouraged to submit their application electronically. 

Required Materials for IF under Special Circumstances:

  1. Cover Sheet including
    Candidates name and address email and phone number
  2. Academic degrees
  3. Academic Titles and affiliation
  4. Licensure
  5. An official transcript from program(s) where degree(s) were earned.
  6. Copy(ies) of state certificate(s) and license(s).
  7. Current Curriculum Vitae.
  8. A letter outlining the candidate¹s work and training in the field of sexuality. (Further documentation should be supplied upon request). (7 pages maximum)
  9. A letter from the candidate stating that the candidate has read the ISSWSH bylaws and agrees to be bound by them.
  10. Two letters of recommendation from current ISSWSH Fellows in good standing.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the ISSWSH Executive Office.

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Membership Benefits

As an ISSWSH member, you will be part of a professional organization whose purpose is to:

  1. Provide opportunities for communication among scholars, researchers and practitioners about women's sexual health.
  2. Support the highest standards of ethics and professionalism in research, education and clinical practice of women's sexual health.
  3. Provide the public with accurate information about female women's sexual health.

Some of our exceptional benefits include:

Excellent Scientific Programs

Our annual meetings offer unrivaled scientific programs with state-of-the-art lectures and faculty specializing in a variety of areas related to women's sexual health.

Reduced Meeting Registration Fees

As a member of the ISSWSH, your meeting registration fees are significantly reduced. And, you will receive meeting information well in advance of the meeting dates.

Access to ISSWSHNET

ISSWSHNET is the premier email discussion list for talking about and understanding women's sexual health issues. Only ISSWSH members have access to this online forum. The purpose of this system is to provide healthcare professionals a real-time interactive resource for addressing women's sexual health issues through discussion of real cases and experience. ISSWSHNET allows you to send a message to all ISSWSH members at once. Members can then reply to you if and when they have a response. This system is designed to open communication between healthcare professionals. By using this system, you can ask your colleagues a question or send a message about an important issue relating to women's sexual health. In addition, an archive of all messages sent through ISSWSHNET is stored on the website, so you can search for specific topics at any given time.

Access to the Online Members Only Section

Your ISSWSH member ID number gives you access to the ISSWSH online member's only section. This section provides you with a searchable ISSWSH membership directory, an archive of your continuing education with ISSWSH, an archive of your ISSWSH dues history, and access to the ISSWSH bulletin board.

Discounted Journal Rates

As a member of ISSWSH, you receive a deep discount to the Journal of Sexual Medicine, THE authoritative resource publishing basic science and clinical research studies in the psychologic and biologic aspects of male and female sexual function and dysfunction.

ISSM University

Your ISSWSH membership includes access to ISSM University, the primary online educational resource in sexual medicine. ISSM University provides you with access to presentations, e-posters, literature reviews, case studies/discussions with experts, meeting webcasts, reports from the International Consultations on Sexual Medicine, and more.

Provider Directory

ISSWSH members whose professional activity is (partially) devoted to the practice of women’s sexual health and who see patients may be listed in the provider directory. The directory is available to the public who wish to search for a provider in their area.

Eligibility for ISSWSH Research Grants

Open to mentees of ISSWSH members, the ISSWSH Scholars in Women’s Sexual Health Research Grants Program provides funding for undergraduate, graduate or medical students, residents in graduate medical education training programs, and post-doctoral/post-residency fellows who are mentored by an ISSWSH member.

Eligibility for ISSWSH Fellowship

ISSWSH members who meet the eligibility criteria may apply for the ISSWSH Fellow designation (IF).  The IF designation signifies training in the interdisciplinary, collaborative management of female sexual health within a clinical or research track.



ISSM Membership

On behalf of both boards of ISSWSH and the International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM), it is with great joy and pleasure that we announce that ISSWSH is officially affiliated to the ISSM.

ISSWSH members with joint ISSM membership will now have the following benefits:

  • Free subscriptions to the ISSM family of 4 journals: the Journal of Sexual Medicine (JSM), Sexual Medicine Open Access Journal (SMOA), Sexual Medicine Reviews (SMR), and the Video Journal of Prosthetic Urology (VJPU).
  • Access to a network of over 2300 International Sexual Medicine Specialists amongst others via the ISSM Discussion Forum.
  • Discounted fees for attending the Biennial World Meetings (Dubai 2016), and all other ISSM meetings/symposia.

ISSWSH members with an interest in a joint ISSM membership can tick the appropriate box on the membership application form or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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If you have questions about the member benefits, member categories, or the application, please contact the ISSWSH office at +1 (952) 683 9025 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Membership Categories

Categories Application Fee/Annual Dues
Active Physician Membership
Individuals who are practicing physicians.
USD 275.00
Active Membership
Individuals who are practicing therapists, basic researchers working in sexual health and related fields and other healthcare professionals such as, but not restricted to, nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, healthcare professionals in training and other healthcare students.
USD 150.00
Affiliated Membership
Individuals working in business, industries and other commercial entities affiliated with female sexual medicine and psychology.
USD 400.00

NEW MEMBER CATEGORIES FOR 2018!
Early Career Professional (Physician)
Individuals who graduated from undergraduate, graduate, or residency training at a school of medicine within the past 2 years. Application for and annual renewal of Early Career Professional Membership must be accompanied by a copy of the most recent diploma.
USD 150.00
Early Career Professional (non-physician) / Training Fellow
Individuals who graduated from undergraduate, graduate, or residency training at a school of medicine, psychology, nursing, mental health, social work, sociology, human sexuality, physical therapy, or other field related to the practice and/or research of women’s sexual health within the past 2 years. Application for and annual renewal of Early Career Professional Membership must be accompanied by a copy of the most recent diploma.
USD 100.00
Student / Resident
Individuals who are currently enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, or residency training at a school of medicine, psychology, nursing, mental health, social work, sociology, human sexuality, physical therapy, or other field related to the practice and/or research of women’s sexual health. Application for and annual renewal of student/resident membership must be accompanied by proof of current matriculation.
USD 50.00

ISSWSH membership runs on a calendar year basis and is effective January 1 through December 31.

Apply for ISSWSH Membership Today!




If you have questions about the member benefits, member categories, or the application, please contact the ISSWSH office at +1 (952) 683 9025 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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