Organizations & Journals for Sexual Medicine


Our founder, Megan Andelloux, recently participated in the Summit on Medical School Education in Sexual Health. This summit aimed to discuss medical school education in sexual health and provide strategies to improve its current state. The report of its findings is in the latest Journal for Sexual Medicine.


St. James Infirmary

St. James Infirmary (located in San Francisco of course) offers free, confidential, non-judgmental medical and social services for female, transgender, and male sex workers. They are the first occupational safety and health clinic for sex workers run by and for sex workers.

Association of Reproductive Health Professionals

ARHP is a different kind of medical association. Their mission is education. Members define reproductive health in broad terms and recognize that the best health care is delivered through a team of professionals partnering with an informed patient. They are the association that brings together health care professionals across disciplines and specialties for evidence-based training and network-building among committed colleagues.

ARHP translates good science into practice by producing accredited, evidence-based programs for health care professionals across a broad range of topics. ARHP members are passionate about science and demand rigorous standards for peer-reviewed data in educational programs and integrity in patient care.

The International Society for Sexual Medicine

The International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM) was founded in 1982 for the purpose of promoting clinical and basic research in the area of male erectile function and dysfunction. Now, the orientation is towards the whole field of human sexuality. Specifically, the ISSM aims to promote the publication and encourage contributions to the medical and scientific literature in the field of sexual function. Furthermore, they conceptualize and assist in developing scientific methods for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of conditions affecting human sexual function.

International Society for The Study for Women’s Sexual Health

ISSWSH is a multidisciplinary, academic, and scientific organization whose purposes are: provide opportunities for communication among scholars, researchers, and practitioners about women’s sexual function and sexual experience; support the highest standards of ethics and professionalism in research, education, and clinical practice of women’s sexuality; and provide the public with accurate information about women’s sexuality and sexual health.

Sexual Health Network

The Sexual Health Network is dedicated to providing easy access to sexuality information, education, mutual support, counseling, therapy, healthcare, products and other resources for people with disabilities, illness, or natural changes throughout the lifecycle and those who love them or care for them.

All too often, sexual health is overlooked or ignored in the health care system. The most common reasons for not providing sexual health care services include anxiety with regard to discussing sexuality with patients, inadequate training in the area of sexual health care, lack of appropriate curriculum, and the belief that it is someone else’s responsibility. Compounding the problem are societal attitudes towards sexuality and misconceptions about sexuality as it relates to people with disabilities, chronic illness, children, older adults, and those who just do not fit the media stereotype of sexy. Silence about sexual health related issues has made access to sexual health care from traditional sources difficult resulting in unnecessary suffering for many but especially for people with disabilities, chronic illnesses, and even natural changes associated with growing older.


Aging and Human Sexuality Resource Guide

This website contains a wealth of citations for empirical evidence on aging and sexuality, summary chapters, case presentations, and resources to use for education in teaching settings or with clients. It is our hope that it will serve to further openness.

International Journal of Transgenderism

The International Journal of Transgenderism is committed to the advancement of knowledge in the areas of: gender dysphoria; improvement in the medical and psychological treatment of transgender individuals; social and legal acceptance of hormonal and surgical options.

The American Journal of Sexuality Education

The American Journal of Sexuality Education speaks directly to the distinct, professional needs of sexuality educators and trainers. This peer-reviewed journal provides sexuality educators and trainers with current research about sexuality education programming, best practices, sample lesson plans, reports on curriculum development and assessment, literature reviews, scholarly commentary, educational program reports, media reviews (books, videos, internet resources, and curricula), and letters to the editor.

The International Journal of Sexual Health

The IJSH promotes sexual health as a state of physical, emotional, mental, and social well-being through a positive approach to sexuality and sexual rights. The journal publishes peer-reviewed scientific papers, editorials, and reviews, using quantitative and qualitative methods, descriptive and critical analysis, instrument development, surveys, and case studies to examine the essential elements of this broad concept. Leading experts from around the world present original work that covers a variety of disciplines, including sexology, biology, medicine, psychology, sociology, anthropology, history, and religion.

Formerly titled the Journal of Psychology & Human Sexuality, the International Journal of Sexual Health is dedicated to the basic understanding that sexual health is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction, and infirmity, but also the presence of pleasurable and safe sexual enjoyment and satisfaction, free of coercion, discrimination, and violence. The journal examines sexual attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors, public policies and legislative issues, and a variety of sexual health problems, including the assessment and treatment of sexual dysfunctions and disorders, sexual abuse and violence, and sexually transmitted infections.

The Journal of Homosexuality

Internationally acclaimed, peer-reviewed, and devoted to publishing a wide variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary scholarship to foster a thorough understanding of the complexities, nuances, and the multifaceted aspects of sexuality and gender. The chief aim of the journal is to publish thought-provoking scholarship by researchers, community activists, and scholars who employ a range of research methodologies and who offer a variety of perspectives to continue shaping knowledge production in the arenas of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) studies and queer studies.

The Journal of Homosexuality is committed to offering substantive, accessible reading to researchers and general readers alike in the hope of: spurring additional research, offering ideas to integrate into educational programs at schools, colleges & universities, or community-based organizations, and manifesting activism against sexual and gender prejudice (e.g., homophobia, biphobia and transphobia), including the promotion of sexual and gender justice.

The Journal of Men’s Studies

The Journal of Men’s Studies is a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal devoted to providing an interdisciplinary forum for the critical discussion of issues involving men. The Journal of Men’s Studies publishes research from scholars working in a variety of fields, including anthropology and sociology, from a variety of perspectives, including social and historical.

The Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy

The Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy is one of the top independent journals in the field. Under the prestigious leadership of R. Taylor Seagraves, M.D. – one of the world’ foremost experts in sex and marital therapy — JSMT is an active and contemporary forum reflecting the most viable developments emanating from the U.S. and abroad. JSMT continues to break new ground with innovative research and clinical writing, and the editor is committed to showcasing the most far-reaching traditional and contemporary thinking from all sources. You will read about therapeutic techniques, outcome, special clinical and medical problems, and the theoretical parameters of sexual functioning, and marital relationships.

The Journal of Sex Research

The Journal of Sex Research (JSR) is a scholarly journal devoted to the publication of articles relevant to the variety of disciplines involved in the scientific study of sexuality. JSR is designed to stimulate research and to promote an interdisciplinary understanding of the diverse topics in contemporary sexual science. JSR publishes empirical reports, theoretical essays, literature reviews, methodological articles, historical articles, clinical reports, teaching papers, book reviews, and letters to the editor. JSR is abstracted or indexed in numerous abstract and index services.

The Journal of Sexual Aggression

The Journal of Sexual Aggression provides an international and interdisciplinary forum for the dissemination of research findings and the development of theory, policy and practice regarding sexual aggression in all its forms. The scope of the journal extends to the expression of sexual aggression across childhood and adulthood, with regard to abusers, victims and survivors, irrespective of gender, culture and sexual preference.

As an interdisciplinary and international publication, The Journal of Sexual Aggression is relevant to a wide range of professional disciplines, such as psychology, psychiatry, social work, probation and other allied health and social care professions. Emphasising research, theory and practice, the journal is a forum for a diverse professional community, including researchers, practitioners, managers and policy makers.

The Journal of Sexual Medicine

The Journal of Sexual Medicine publishes multidisciplinary basic science and clinical research to define and understand the scientific basis of male and female sexual function and dysfunction. As the official journal of the International Society for Sexual Medicine and the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health, it provides healthcare professionals in sexual medicine with essential educational content and promotes the exchange of scientific information generated from experimental and clinical research.

The Journal of Sexual Medicine includes basic science and clinical research studies in the psychologic and biologic aspects of male and female sexual function and dysfunction, and highlights new observations and research, results with innovative treatments and all other topics relevant to clinical sexual medicine.