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WPATH: Call for Abstracts
CSE: Call for Proposals
SASH: Early Bird Discounted Registration Available

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Kinsey Institute
2020-2021 Annual Report

Highlighting research, education, and collections activities in 2021!

Read the Annual Report Here


A Recipe for Disaster
Athletes for Sexual Responsibility
University of Maine

Watch "A Recipe for Disaster" Here

Congratulations to long-time SSSS Member
and Former SSSS President,

Jean Levitan, PhD!
Recipient of theDistinguished Faculty/Staff Legacy Award by the William Paterson University Foundation
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Congratulations to Honorary SSSS Member
and Former SSSS President,

Beverly Whipple, PhD, RN, FAAN!

Recipient of the Dean's Award for Lifetime Achievement
by Rutgers University's School of Nursing

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Are you looking to be involved in a multidisciplinary group focused on LGBTQ behavioral health?

GLMA (Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality) 
has a task force focused on behavioral health.

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And Join the Google Group - GLMA Behavioral Health Task Force listserv:
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Contribute to the International Sex Survey (ISS)!

The ISS is a large, cross-cultural study examining the positive and negative aspects of sexuality via an anonymous online survey in more than 40 participating countries. Go to and select your country and language.

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Participants Needed!

This study aims to learn more about the sexual experiences of females to improve programs related to sex education and sexual violence prevention. If you are 18 years or older, please take the survey below to see if you are eligible for our 90 minute interviews. The interviews will allow for a holistic look at the participantโ€™s life and experiences. Our hope is to capture the perspectives of females across the U. S., so please feel free to pass this survey along to your larger community.

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Participants Needed!

If you are a current college student aged 18+, you are invited to participate in a survey about communication during college hookups. They survey is completely anonymous and takes less than 10 minutes to complete. You will be asked questions about your most recent sexual experience, your sexual partner, and methods you used to communicate with them. This survey is best taken on desktop. Feel free to share widely

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Participants Needed!

Participants are needed for 1-time virtual interviews on sexual health disparities among Native adolescent and young adult women (15-25 years old). Participants do not have to identify as Native; they can work in any area of sexual and reproductive health among the specified population.

Participants will be entered to win 1 of 3 Amazon gift cards!

Click Here to Access the Survey & Consent
For more information, contact Gabrielle Evans

Participants Needed!

We are currently seeking male-identifying participants who are gay or bisexual to participate in a 1-time online focus group. We are investigating dating and social networking app use and risk for sexual violence.

All participants will receive a $40 Amazon gift card.

For more information or to schedule a session, please contact the Rowan ASSeRT Lab:
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Seeking Scholars/Researchers
Humanities Institute

The Humanities Institute is seeking scholars / researchers to conduct research / write study guides on the following eight topics for our new encyclopedia in the field of Sexuality Studies:
History of Sexuality 
Philosophy of Sexuality  
Sociology of Sexuality 
Psychology of Sexuality 
Sexuality in Literature 
Sexuality in Life Writing 
Sexuality in Films 
Sexuality in Arts  

Please send CV to Dr. Turhan Baykan at

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Assistant Director
LGBTQIA+ Center for Faculty and Staff
Boston University

The LGBTQIA+ Center for Faculty & Staff Assistant Director is a new position in Boston University's (BU) new LGBTQIA+ Center for Faculty & Staff. This role serves as a resource for members of the BU community and works collaboratively with the LGBTQIA+ Center for Faculty & Staff Director to support the mission and function of the Center. The Assistant Director provides extensive programming, outreach, and education on campus; oversees communication and marketing; assists with administration and operation of the Center; provides support and referrals for community members who access the Center space and services; supervises student employees and volunteers; and helps maintain the offices physical space. 



(3) Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions
in the Community-based Health Equity Research (Group Sex, HIV Oral History, 2SLGBTQ+ Health) 
at University of Victoria

We are pleased to announce a call for applications for three (3) Postdoctoral Fellowship positions (full-time, 2 years) in the School of Public Health & Social Policy at the University of Victoria (Canada) under the direct supervision of Dr. Nathan Lachowsky as part of his Community-based Health Equity Research (CHER) team. Each position is associated with one primary study, with the opportunity to collaborate and support other projects of the CHER team. One position is primarily with our provincial HIV In My Day oral history project, the second position with our national mixed methods Group Sex study, and the third position with our national 2SLGBTQQIA+ health studies on COVID and chronic health. We have numerous new and ongoing projects related to HIV (e.g. PrEP, U=U) and sexual and reproductive health. These Postdoctoral Fellowships will be an opportunity to learn, apply, and lead qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods approaches within the context of community-based research studies. These Postdoctoral Fellow positions can begin as soon as possible, or as negotiated. Remote working arrangements may be possible to start, but eventual physical relocation to Canada is required for international applicants.  

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Post-Doctoral Fellow Position
Sexual and Reproductive Health
Department of Applied Health Science
Indiana University School of Public Health - Bloomington

The Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington invites applications for a post-doctoral fellowship in sexual and reproductive health. The term of appointment is one year, with potential renewal for an additional year. The candidate may start as early as Spring of 2022, Summer 2022, or Fall 2022; applications received by December 1, 2021, will receive full consideration, but applications will continue to be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The salary and benefits are competitive and include the possibility of funding for conference-related travel and expenses. Ideally, the fellow will reside in the Bloomington, Indiana area during the period of the fellowship; however, given the ever-evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, this may be negotiable.


Please join the Future of Sex Education (FoSE) partners Advocates for Youth, Answer, and SIECUS: Sex Ed for Social Change and our co-hosts, the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS) and the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) for a Sex Ed for All Month webinar! 

Leading organizations in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights are hosting Expanding Evidence: New Methods and Measures on the Benefits of Sex Education as part of our celebration of Sex Ed for All month on Thursday, May 19th at 3:00 PM ET| 12:00 PM PT to focus on strategies pioneering research and sharing guidance improving the way we study sexuality. 

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