Many people contact The CSPH out of hope and/or desperation to address sexual issues they are facing. There are many fine professionals practicing in the world, but many of them are also inexperienced with various issues and communities.
Below is a list of organizations that The CSPH respects and supports. If you click on the links below, you will be directed to the “Find a Professional in Your Area” section of their site. We are also including some resource lists compiled by other people (these we can’t fully vouch for, though!) around specific topic-areas.
We wish our visitors the best of luck in finding a provider who can work best for your needs. We hope this resource will provide you with more tools towards sexual happiness.
This is a list of some health professionals that some fat people have deemed fat friendly or who declared themselves fat friendly, and some other web sites listing fat friendly health professionals. The list is arranged alphabetically by country, state, and city. One person has also offered to give info by email. Multiple countries are represented, including the US, Australia, Canada, Ireland, and New Zealand.
Reproductive Health Education in Family Medicine (RHEDI) Grant
Specialty: Grant for free IUDs and Implanon
As part of the RHEDI Grant, The Family Care Center at The Family Medicine Resident Clinic offers free IUDs (both Paraguard and Mirena) and Implanons for those enrolled as patients at their facility. The clinic, located in Rhode Island is comprised of new doctors out of medical school supervised in their first few years of practicing medicine. The process of becoming a patient requires two visit: first to establish a resident clinic doctor as your primary care doctor, and secondly to receive free IUDs or Implanon contraception. The phone numbers to receive these services and more information are as follows:
Team A: 401-729-2304
Team B: 401-729-2206
Team C: 401-729-2769
Specialty: Certifying Sexuality Educators/Trainers, Therapists and Counselors who have specialized in sexuality issues
AASECT is the premier organization that certifies sexual health practitioners. The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) is a not-for-profit, interdisciplinary professional organization that has set the pace for credentialing of professionals in sex education, counseling and therapy by creating and maintaining increasingly rigorous standards for ethics, academic preparation and applied skills. To find a certified provider near you, click on the portion of the map that is near where you reside.
Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR)
Specialty: Mental health care providers and researchers who specialize in sexual therapy and/or counseling
SSTAR is a community of professionals who have clinical and/or research interests in human sexual concerns. The professionals listed on this directory come from varying disciplines including Psychology, Medicine (including Psychiatry, Ob/Gyn, Urology, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine), Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Nursing, Sexology and the sciences. All of the members listed are clinicians who specialize in problems regarding sexual function, sexual identity, and reproductive life.
Specialty: Sexual Therapy
The American Board of Sexology has created a database of advanced practicing sexuality therapists and counselors for the public to be able to access, with subspecialties listed next to their name.
Specialty: Women’s Sexual Health (Mental, Physical and Emotional)
ISSWSH is a multidisciplinary, academic and scientific organization that works to provide the public with accurate information about women’s sexuality and sexual health.
The ISSWSH “locate a provider” is an excellent resource to find local professionals who support and understand female sexuality and sexual health. All of the providers contained in this database are members in good standing of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health.
Specialty: Medical Providers who specialize in Sexual Medicine
A non-profit entity established to help provide better patient care and help alleviate people’s suffering from sexual health problems via research and education.
Sexualmed.org, a component of The Institute for Sexual Medicine, was designed to provide information about sexual function/dysfunction gathered through research in the field of sexual medicine. Sexualmed.org offers credible and in-depth medical news, features, reference material and free referrals.
Specialty: Physical Therapy for Pelvic Pain Conditions
Since physical therapists are trained to evaluate and treat joint dysfunction, muscle tightness, weakness or imbalance in muscle groups and nerve entrapment, some have chosen to specialize in pelvic pain treatment. Physical therapists that have specifically studied pelvic health can identify the possible generators of pelvic pain and develop a treatment plan specific to the patient suffering from pelvic pain.
The Women’s Health Physical Therapist locator allows individuals to find a physical therapist that focuses on pelvic pain conditions and treatments. The therapists in the locator treat a variety of women’s health and/or pelvic floor conditions.
Specialty: Healthcare providers who specialize in pelvic pain
Chronic pelvic pain affects millions of men and women, however many will not respond to conventional medical or surgical treatment. The providers found on this list are skilled and educated on the newest surgical and medical therapies that can be used in conjunction with a Physical Therapist who specializes in pelvic pain.
Specialty: Finding a sex-positive healthcare provider for younger folks
One of the best ways to find quality sexual healthcare and other in-person help services is by asking people we know and trust for a recommendation. You can use our online tool to find out who Scarleteen readers around the world recommend for good care and service, and view listings of services that our staff, volunteers and allies know to be of quality for young people.
Specialty: Legal, Counselors, general referrals to professionals aware and understanding of kinky practices
The Kink Aware Professionals Directory is a service offered by National Coalition for Sexual Freedom is dedicated to providing the community with referrals to psychotherapeutic, medical, legal and other professionals who are knowledgeable about and sensitive to diverse expressions of sexuality.
Specialty: Doctors, lawyers, therapists, and other professionals that support and understand polyamorous relationships.
Since 1985, the non-profit Loving More has been dedicated to spreading awareness and providing support for polyamorous people everywhere. Their resource page provides a number of professionals in varying fields who respect multi-partner relationships.
Speciality: Clergy, medical professionals, therapists, legal professionals, and more.
While the original Polychromatic site is no longer active, their extensive database still remains to help those find professionals who are poly-friendly. Listings are always being submitted and updated, keeping the database relatively current.
Judgement-Free Healthcare Providers
Speciality: Healthcare and insurance services, multiple languages.
This large, searchable online resource is a collection of health and insurance professionals that can be filtered based on their tolerance of intersex, kinky, and/or LGBT individuals.
Men2Men Rhode Island
Specialty: Healthcare professionals
This website operates on a “word of mouth” principle, where all professionals listed have been personally visited and recommended by men in Rhode Island.
Specialty: “Gender therapist for transsexuals, transgender, and crossdressers.”
A list of excellent therapists to help guide trans* individuals through gender counseling.
Gaylesta helps LGBTQ people connect with health professionals.
Specialty: Transgender health
The World Professional Association for Transgender Health has an excellent “Find A Provider” search tool.
Website: WPATH Find A Provider