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
The University of Minnesota Medical School, in collaboration with online learning system Coursera, has developed a free course to help individuals learn more about transgender and gender non-conforming people. This course explores the concept of gender identity for people who are interested in the nature of gender, the process of gender affirmation, or changing social dynamics. Participants will learn the unique challenges faced by individuals within the TGNC population as well as develop the skills to build inclusive spaces in all spheres of their life. This course begins August 1, 2017.
This course was developed under the Joycelyn Elders Chair in Sexual Health Education at the University of Minnesota Medical School.
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
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.
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.
Clinic: Center for Sexual Health
We serve individuals, couples, and families of all backgrounds and ages. No referral needed.
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 8 AM–7 PM and Friday: 8 AM–4:15 PM
Letters from the Chair in Sexual Health
by Eli Coleman, PhD
In light of the recent U.S. election, I know that many people are scared, frightened, angry, and confused right now. Still, others see that change is necessary. While change is unsettling, this election does not change who we are. We will rise up and be the best of who we are in the face of these uncertain times.
In the News
PHS Annual Report
As we look back on 2016, the Program in Human Sexuality (PHS) at the University of Minnesota has much to celebrate.