International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health

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.


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.

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14305 Southcross Dr
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Burnsville, MN 55306

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