• NSSM Scientific meeting October 27, 13.00 – 16.00 CET

    This year´s topic: Sexual pain

    The board of NSSM has the pleasure to invite all professionals in the field of sexology to an interesting afternoon on line.

    To achieve the link to the meeting you must register by mail to . Attendance is free – nonmembers are also welcome and hopefully they will be inspired to apply for memberships.

    We have decided to cast light on sexual pain from many angles: female, male, patient or partner by a multidisciplinary group of distinguished speakers from the Nordic countries. The afternoon will be in English.

    The lectures will be recorded and are available for 14 days for attendees whereafter they will be deleted.

    The program

    13.00 – 13.05 Welcome, introduction by chair person MD, gynecologist Astrid Højgaard, (DK)
    13.05 – 13.35 Helena Hallencreutz Grape, physiotherapist, (S). Pain from a physiotherapist point of view.
    13.35 – 14.05 Ida Flink , psychologist (S). Pain psychology.
    14.05 – 14.45 Charlotte Forstrøm, MD, head of Dept. of Functional Disorders. Pain as a function. Also participating in this talk: Malene L Neesgaard, psychologist and Amanda Legarth, physiotherapist.
    14.55 – 15.25 Majken Højrup Wiborg, urologist. Urological causes of sexual pain in men.
    15.25 – 15.55 Christina Damsted Pedersen, gynecologist. Vulvar pain.
    15.55 – 16.00 Wrap up


    Ida Flink
    Professor in Psychology, Karlstad University
    Lic. Psychologist and pain researcher working with CBT for chronic pain,
    including vulvodynia.

    Majken Højrup Wiborg
    Master in Sexology, FECSM,
    Specialist in Urology, senior consultant, Esbjerg, Denmark
    Worked in urology for 15 years
    Currently PhD student doing research in Peyronie´s disease.

    Helena Hallencreutz Grape
    MSc, Physiotherapist specialized in pelvic floor health, Urotherapist
    Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden
    PhD student, Karolinska Institutet. Researching chronic pelvic floor pain in men.

    Christina Damsted Petersen
    Private practice, gynecology, Copenhagen, Denmark
    MD, Ph D, theme: The effect of Botox on Vulvodynia
    Sexual Counsellor
    Board member ECSVD (European Society for the study on Vulvar Diseases)

    Charlotte Forstrøm
    MD, Head of Center for Functional Disorders, Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark
    Specialist in Family Medicine. Large experience in Social Medicine.

    Malene L. Neesgaard
    Psychologist in Center for Functional Disorders, Aalborg Universitetshospital, Denmark
    Large experience in Social Medicine.

    Amanda Legarth
    Physiotherapist in Center for Functional Disorders, Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark.

  • 24th World Meeting on Sexual Medicine December 15-17, 2023, Dubai

  • Autumn HYBRID meeting of the Nordic Society for Sexual Medicine

    28.10.2022 Turku, Finland

    Nordic society for Sexual Medicine in cooperation with the University of Turku and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Turku University Hospital

    Venue: University of Turku, Alhopuro-auditorium (for 235 persons), Medisiina D –building, Kiinamyllynkatu 10, Turku, Finland  /

    Online Live Stream zoom

    9.00-9.30 Coffee and registration

    9.30-9.40 Welcome and introduction of the program of the day

    9.40-10.10 Sexual emotions in the brain and body
    Lauri Nummenmaa, Prof.
    The Human Emotion Systems laboratory at Turku PET Centre and Department of Psychology, University of Turku

    10.00 – 10.15 Discussion

    10.15 – 10.45 How to make sex great again – combination of the results of the FINSEX and the book ”Between sexual desire
    and reality”

    Osmo Kontula, Prof.
    Member of the Advisory Committee of the World association for Sexual Health

    10.45 – 11.00 Discussion

    11.00 – 11.30 Sexual compliance and perceived consequences for the individual and the relationship — results from large-scale Finnish data”
    Annika Gunst, PhD (Psych), Project researcher
    Department of Psychology
    Åbo Akademi University

    11.30-11.45 Discussion

    11.45- 12.45 Lunch (at one ́s own expence)

    12.45-13.30 Premature ejaculation
    Patrik Jern, Prof.
    University of Åbo Akademi

    13.30-13.45 Discussion

    13.45- 14.30 Education on sexual medicine in medical school of Finland – Results from The SexMedU -research group
    Sanna-Mari Manninen, Master of Health Care PhD Candidate
    Anna Aromaa, Specialist in Ob/Gyn PhD Student

    14.30- 15.00 A brief overview of the teaching of sexual medicine in the basic training of the doctors in the Nordic Countries
    Silja Vastera, medical student, University of Turku
    Sanna-Mari Manninen, Master of Health Care PhD Candidate

    15.15 Closure of the day