Links and Resources
In this section:
- Professional Organizations
- American Institutions with Human Sexuality Programs
- Intersex Support Groups
- Transsexual Support Groups
- Other Support Groups
- Relevant Charities
- Other Relevant Links
If you know of an organization which it would be appropriate to include in these listings but which is not here, please e-mail the webmistress at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists
AASECT is a not-for-profit, interdisciplinary professional organization whose members share an interest in promoting understanding of human sexuality and healthy sexual behavior.
- The Center for Family Life Education
Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey
196 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: (973) 539-9580, ext. 120
- The Gerber/Hart Library and Archives
This site, located in Chicago, contains a collection of gay, lesbian, and bisexual materials as well as numerous links to other resources.
- The Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality
The IASHS "Sexology Netline" hosts a large 'facts of life' netline providing information on various topics related to sexuality. This is an excellent source for those looking for information and the answers to their questions. The IASHS also has film and video materials for use by their students, faculty and other scholars.
- The International Academy of Sex Research
Founded in 1975, the IASR 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. The IASR promotes the dissemination of research through its annual meeting and publication of the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior. The society is a non-profit professional membership organization; however, membership requires a minimum number of sex related quality publications. Dr. Diamond was president of the society 1998-1999.
- The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction
One of the oldest academic sex research institutions in the United States. The history and information at the Kinsey Institute is one of the most important in the world. This site provides information about the history, library and collections, research and publications, clinics and training, and special events and exhibitions at the Kinsey Institute.
- Magnus Hirschfeld Archive for Sexology
Located in Berlin, the archive consists of two parts: a print archive and an electronic (web) archive. The print archive offers a large sexological library and several historical collections and is open to the public. The electronic archive, which is freely accessible everywhere, is the largest of its kind in the world, offering sexual health information in twelve languages. Among other things, it contains the largest sexological online library with many books and papers, among them three special encyclopedias, one ethnological atlas, several special bibliographies, and a critical dictionary. The web site is also the only one in the world to offer an "open access" curriculum of six courses (six semesters) in sexual health, again in several languages. Note: This is one of the best sources for both the layman as well as professional. Dr. Erwin Haeberle of Berlin deserves credit for the efforts he put into its development and essentially funding this site from his own pocket.
- The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality
Founded in 1957, SSSS is the oldest professional society dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about sexuality and encourages the rigorous systematic study of sexuality. The society is a non-profit professional membership organization. Members represent a wide range of disciplines including not only sexology itself but anthropology, biology, education, history, nursing and medicine, psychology, sociology, theology, and many other disciplines. Dr. Diamond was president of this society from 2001-2002.
- The Society for Sex Therapy and Research
The Society for Sex Therapy and Research is composed of a broad range of professionals who have clinical or research interests in human sexual concerns. SSTAR's goals are to facilitate communications among clinicians who treat problems of sexual function, sexual identity, and reproductive life, and to provide a forum for exchange of ideas between those interested in research in human sexuality and those whose primary activities are patient care.
An authoritative website devoted to trans issues covering the Pacific and Asia. It is maintained by Dr. Sam Winter of the University of Hong Kong. The site is a product of the Transgender ASIA Research Centre. The Centre seeks to bring together psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists, as well as medical and legal experts who share a desire to better understand the phenomenon of transgenderism, as well as the circumstances in which transpeople (transgendered people) live, in Asia. This website aims to promote and disseminate research and understanding of, as well as contributing towards efforts to effect social change in regard to, transgenderism in Asia.
- The University of Washington's Society for Human Sexuality
This is a student organization at the University of Washington. This site has links to numerous other sites that cover the gamut of sexuality. It includes erotic reading circle meetings, politics, questions about sexuality and links to resources by city, organizations, publications and even catalogues of sexual materials.
- Center for Human Sexuality
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
450 Clarkson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203
Center for Human Sexuality Studies
Hybrid Dual Master of Social Work / Master of Education, Human Sexuality Studies (H/MSW/MEd)
- Family Violence Research Fellowship
Family Research Laboratory
University of New Hampshire
Horton SSC, Room 126
Durham, NH 03824
Dr. David Finkelhor
- Graduate Program in Human Sexuality
University of Minnesota School of Public Health
1360 Mayo Memorial Building
420 Delaware St., S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55414
- Graduate Specialization in Human Sexuality
New York University, Department of Health Sciences
35 West 4th St., 12 Floor
New York, NY 10003
- Graduate Study in Human Sexuality Education
School of Education, University of Pennsylvania
3700 Walnut Street/C1
Philadelphia, PA 19104
- Human Sexuality Program
300 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 2200
Los Angeles, CA 94143
Director: Joshua Golden, M.D.
- Human Sexuality Program
UCSF, School of Medicine
350 Parnassus Ave., Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94143
- Human Sexuality Program
School of Social Work
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaii Hall
2500 Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Director: Dr. Harvey L. Gochros
- Human Sexuality Program
Center for Research and Education in Human Sexuality
Psychology Building, San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA 94132
Director: Gilbert Herdt, Ph.D.
- Human Sexuality Program
Center for Sex Research
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91324
Director: James Elias, Ph.D.
Coordinator of Human Sexuality Minor Program: Richard MacDonald, Ph.D.
- The Institute of Advanced Study of Human Sexuality
1523 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
Theodore McIllevanna, Ph.D. M.Div.
- The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction
Morrison Hall, Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405
John Bancroft, M.D.
- Masters and Johnson Institute
4910 Park Forest Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
- Minor in Human Sexuality
Department of Sociology
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Pof. Ira Reiss
- Ph.D. With Specialty in Human Sexuality Behavior
Graduate Program in Life-Span Developmental Psychology
Department of Psychology
University of Georgia
Athens, CA 30602
Dr. Robert H. Pollack
- Program in Human Sexuality
Department of Family Practice and Community Health
University of Minnesota Medical School
1300 South Second St., Suite 180
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Director: Eli Coleman, Ph.D.
- Ph.D. Minor in Human Sexuality
Bloomington, IN 47405
Director: William Yarber, Ph.D.
- Postdoctoral Fellowship in Reproductive and Sexual Medicine
Reproductive and Sexual Medicine Clinic
University of Washington
4225 Roosevelt Way NE, Suite 306
Seattle, WA 98105
Director: Dr. Julia R. Heiman
- Post-Graduate Training Program in Sex Therapy
Department of Psychiatry, UMDNS
Rutgers Medical School
P.O. Box 101
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Director: Sandra Leiblum
- Sexual Dysfunction Training Elective
2610 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL 60153
Director: Dr. Domeena C. Renshaw
- Sex Therapy and Education Program
Cornell University/New York Hospital, Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic
525 East 68th St.
New York, NY 10021
- AIS-DSD Support Group
A non-profit organization promoting support, education, and outreach for adults, youth, children and families affected by Intersex / Differences of Sex Development.
- Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome Support Group UK
The (AISSG) is a consortium of worldwide support groups that provide information and support to young people, adults and families affected by XY-female conditions.
- Androgen Insensitivity Support Group Australia
This group welcomes those with AIS regardless if they live as men or women.
- Bodies Like Ours
Intersex support group, working towards ending non-consensual genital surgeries on infants and children. Provides support and information, and also provides a discussion forum.
- Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Support Group
CAH gives support to families and sufferers, increases awareness of the condition to the public and to the medical profession and raises funds to support research.
Turkish web site by Dr Hüseyin Özbey, MD.
- Klinefelter Syndrome 47xxy.com
Exploring the web site reveals very much more information than is immediately apparent. There are also sections in French and Russian.
- Knowledge, Support and Action
KS&A help individuals with one or more extra X and/or Y chromosomes and their families lead fuller and more productive lives.
- Organisation Intersex International
OII is an international organisation, and its web site has sections in Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.
- Turner Syndrome Association of Australia
This is a support group set up by parents and women with TS, the main aims being to offer support and information.
- Turner Syndrome Society of the United States
Creating awareness, promoting research and providing support for all persons touched by Turner Syndrome.
- Turner Syndrome Support Society (UK)
The Society is a national charity caring for the needs of those with Turner Syndrome throughout the United Kingdom. It offers support and information to both girls and adult women with Turner Syndrome, their families and friends.
- United Kingdom Intersex Society
UKIA is an education, advocacy, campaigning and support organisation which works on behalf of intersexed people.
- xyTurners Support Group
Offers support to the entire spectrum of XY/XO conditions, and support for parents trying to come to terms with the implications for their XY/XO baby.
- The Beaumont Society
The Beaumont Society is a national self-help body run by and for those who crossdress or are transexual. They welcome all transgender people and their partners, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, creed or colour, and all varieties from nervous new transvestites to those who are experienced and confident in their second gender.
- Beginning Life
A support forum for people in transition, whether MtF or FtM.
- Fantasia Fair
Fantasia Fair is a week-long transgender event that attracts people from the entire range of the GLBTI community. Crossdressers, transsexuals, intersex individuals, M2Fs, F2Ms, and their significant others are all welcome.
- Gender Identity
GIRES provides information for trans people, their families and the professionals who care for them.
- International Foundation for Gender Education and Transgender Tapestry
IFGE promotes acceptance for transgender people. They advocate for freedom of gender expression and promote the understanding and acceptance of all people: Transgender, Cis-gender, Transsexual, Crossdresser, Agender, Gender Queer, Intersex, Two Spirit, Hijra, Kathoey, Drag King, Drag Queen, Queer, Lesbian, Gay, Straight, Butch, Femme, Faerie, Homosexual, Bisexual and Heterosexual.
An extensive listing of resources for transsexuals. Compiled by John Otto, a specialist in Library and Information Science.
- Laura's Playground
Worldwide list of Transgendered, Transsexual, and Crossdressing and Transvestite Support Groups
UK family support group for children and teenagers with gender identity issues.
- Press for Change
UK organisation campaigning for respect and equality for ALL trans people.
Maintained by Dr. Sam Winter of Hong Kong University, this is a valuable site for information primarily related to Asia, but elsewhere as well.
- Transgender Forum Community Centre
List of support groups
- Transgender Foundation of America
Based at the Transgender Center in Houston, which houses the TFA Archive of Transgender History, the Foundation is a grass-roots nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for transgender people.
- Trans Health Australia
A community-run advocacy group and peer support network to address serious health and well being issues affecting Australian trans communities. Their primary agenda is to support people (and their families) who want to transition, or already have transitioned.
- List of Transgender Support Groups from Dmoz Open Directory
Includes LGBT rights information, news, and legal information. Laws.com also campaigns in favour of same-sex marriage legislation.
- Best of the Web - Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual
A resource for researching LGBT issues on the Internet
- Gay Men's Health Resources
A list of web links related to gay men's health. The page is part of a web site whose principal service is a gay massage directory.
- Kinsey Confidential
Sexual health information from the Kinsey Institute.
- National Coalition Against Censorship
US-focussed, the NCAC is dedicated to protecting rights and principles guaranteed by the First Amendment. They report on incidents of censorship and provide support and resources to people facing challenges to freedom of inquiry and expression.
- PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbian and Gays)
An extensive organisation with chapters in many different countries.
- Planned Parenthood
Information on birth control, including information for teenagers.
- Pro-Choice Abortion
A comprehensive list of pro-choice resources.
- GIRES (Gender Identity Research and Education Society)
The focus of GIRES is on people who experience atypical gender identity development, especially trans people, whether or not they are also affected by L,G,B or I issues.
- AIC (Advocates for Informed Choice)
Formerly known as the Institute for Intersex Children and the Law, AIC undertakes a coordinated strategy of legal advocacy for the rights of children with intersex conditions or DSDs.
For 40 years, NARAL Pro-Choice America has been the United States' leading advocate for privacy and a woman's right to choose. With more than one million members and supporters, NARAL Pro-Choice America is fighting to protect the pro-choice values of freedom and privacy.
- Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality
- Sexual Intelligence
- Guide to Getting It On
This site, mainly designed for young adults, contains clearly-explained, well-illustrated and often amusing articles on all aspects of sex and sexuality.
- LGBT Civil Liberties in America: A Fight for Freedom to Be Human
This timeline provides an informative look at the strife and prejudices LGBT individuals have encountered to bring the movement to where it stands today.
Web site offering videos promoting sexual literacy, a selection of which are free of charge.
- My Princess Boy - a mom's story about a young boy who loves to dress up
A non-fiction picture book about acceptance, which opens a dialogue about embracing uniqueness, and explains how to accept young boys who might cross traditional gender line clothing expectations.
- The KS Story - You are not alone
An account of Klinefelter's Syndrome by Iain W. McKinlay (47,XXY) , with a foreword by Professor Milton Diamond Ph.D.
There are two documents which you can download for free: the book itself (PDF file, 8MB) and an introduction by the author (PDF file, 67KB).