Sexual Health Resources

Sex Information and Education Council of Canada (SIECCAN)

The Sex Information and Education Council of Canada (SIECCAN) is a national registered charitable organization founded in 1964 to foster professional education and public knowledge about sexuality and sexual health. SIECCAN works with health professionals, educators, and community organizations to ensure that all Canadians have access to high quality sexual health information, education and related health and social services.

Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS)

“The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS) is an international organization dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about sexuality. It is the oldest organization of professionals interested in the study of sexuality in the United States. SSSS brings together an interdisciplinary group of professionals who believe in the importance of both the production of quality research and the clinical, educational, and social applications of research related to all aspects of sexuality.”

Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR)

“The Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR) is an international society founded in 1975. SSTAR is a community of professionals who have clinical and/or research interests in human sexual concerns. Its goals are to facilitate communication among clinicians who treat problems of sexual function, sexual identity, and reproductive life. SSTAR strives to provide a forum for exchange of ideas between those interested in research in human sexuality and those whose primary activities are patient care through annual meetings, fall clinical conferences, membership newsletters, and an e-mail list-serv for members.”

National Vulvodynia Association (NVA)

“Improving women’s health through education, research, support, and advocacy”

Halifax Sexual Health Centre

“Your Sexual Health and Wellness Starts Here!”

International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH)

“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 he public with accurate information about women’s sexuality and sexual health.”

The Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)

“CPA and its activity rest on three pillars: research, practice and education.”

American Psychological Association (APA)

“The American Psychological Association is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. APA is the world’s largest association of psychologists, with nearly 130,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members.

Our mission is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives.”

International Academy of Sex Research (IASR)

“The International Academy of Sex Research is a scientific society whose objectives are the promotion of high standards of research and scholarship in the field of sexual behavior by fostering communication among scholars engaged in such research. IASR promotes the dissemination of research through its annual meeting and publication of the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior.”

Groupe Elva: Official Association for women with vulvo-vaginal disorders (in french)

“Les maladies vulvo-vaginales (mvv) sont multiples, méconnues et causent plusieurs soucis aux femmes qui en sont atteintes. Que vous souffriez de vestibulodynie provoquée (vestibulite), de vulvodynie, de vaginisme, de clitorodynie, de lichen ou de toute autre forme de mvv, vous trouverez sur ce site de l’information qui vous sera certainement utile.”