ESSM: European Society for Sexual Medicine

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The European Society for Sexual Medicine (ESSM) is a not-for-profit, multidisciplinary, academic and scientific organisation dedicated to male and female sexual function and dysfunction.

The main purposes of the ESSM are:

  • To promote research into and exchange of knowledge about the clinical entity of sexual dysfunction throughout Europe
  • To establish and support the highest standards of ethics in clinical practice, education and research in the field of sexual dysfunction
  • To promote cooperation and improve interaction between European researchers and clinicians in sexual dysfunction
  • To provide education to clinicians who have limited or no experience in the field, as well as continuing education to those already involved in the management of sexual dysfunction
  • To provide patients, the public and the media with accurate and updated information about male and female sexual function and dysfunction
  • To develop programmes, promoting public and health authorities' awareness within Europe on the prevention and treatment of sexual dysfunction