Sexuality Organizations

Advocates for Youth

  • Works alongside thousands of young people in the U.S. and around the globe as they fight for sexual health, rights, and justice

AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists)

  • Devoted to the promotion of sexual health by the development and advancement of the fields of sexual therapy, counseling, and education

ISSM (International Society for Sexual Medicine)

  • Develops and assists in developing scientific methods for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of conditions affecting human sexual function

  • Promotes the publication and encourages contributions to the medical and scientific literature in the field of sexual function

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

  •  Multidisciplinary, academic, and scientific organization focused on women’s sexual health

Planned Parenthood

  • Delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of people worldwide

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)

  • Nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization

  • Created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, y

  • Carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice


  • Inclusive, comprehensive, supportive sexuality and relationships info for teens and emerging adults

SIECUS (Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States)

  • Advocates for the rights of all people to accurate information, comprehensive sexuality education, and the full spectrum of sexual and reproductive health services

SWOP (Sex Workers Outreach Project- USA)

  • National social justice network dedicated to the fundamental human rights of people involved in the sex trade and their communities, focusing on ending violence and stigma through education and advocacy

WAS (World Association for Sexual Health)

  • Promotes and advocates for sexual health and sexual rights throughout the lifespan and across the world by advancing the field of sexology, sexuality research, comprehensive sexuality education, and clinical care and services, all of these informed by evidence and scientific enquiry

Woodhull Freedom Foundation

  • Devoted to education and public advocacy in support of the principle that consensual sexual expression is a fundamental human right

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