The Program in Human Sexuality (PHS): Advancing the sexual health of Minnesota, the nation, and the world through preeminence in research, education, clinical service, and advocacy.

Clinic: Center for Sexual Health

We serve individuals, couples, and families of all backgrounds and ages. No referral needed.

Appointments: 612-625-1500
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 8 AM–7 PM and Friday: 8 AM–4:15 PM


Michael Miner talking

We have a strong research agenda in HIV prevention, sexual aggression and compulsive sexual behavior, transgender health, and women’s sexual health. Our research is supported by millions of dollars in state and federal funding. We have developed innovative and effective treatment approaches to sexual problems. 

Education & Training

Brian Lao

The Program in Human Sexuality (PHS) provides education in human sexuality in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, the Medical School, the University of Minnesota, and the wider community.


Person advocating

Comprehensive sexual health cannot be achieved without comprehensive sexual rights. Program in Human Sexuality (PHS) faculty work to raise awareness of sexual rights as an inherent part of universal human rights based on freedom, dignity, and equality.

Letters from the Chair in Sexual Health

Eli Coleman at his desk

Are We Talking Enough About Sex?

by Eli Coleman, PhD

Providing infrastructure support for the Director of the Program in Human Sexuality is one of the major roles of the Chair in Sexual Health. Just as important is to advocate for sound sexual health policy based upon the best available science. As many of you know, I was involved in the public policy debate while I was Senior Advisor and Scientific Editor for the US Surgeon Generals Call to Action to Promote Sexual Health and Responsible Sexual Behavior (2001).