Sexual health is a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality. It is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or illness -- it requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence.

The 2021 National Sexual Health Conference creates opportunities to share information, efforts, and best practices around sexual health across the lifespan by bridging the varied disciplines of education, advocacy, and clinical care, among others. Join us as we bring together clinicians, researchers, educators, social workers and healthcare administrators from around the United States and around the world.

The conference involves key advocates and leaders across the spectrum of sexual health with topics including:
  • Reproductive Health
  • Comprehensive Sexual Education
  • HIV
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Substance Abuse
  • Cultural Responsiveness
  • LGBTQ Health
  • High-Impact Prevention
  • Health Equity
  • Sexual Violence Prevention
  • Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
  • Social Determinants of Health

Conference Goals:
  1. Increase knowledge, communication and respectful attitudes regarding sexual health
  2. Increase use of high quality evidenced-based educational, clinical and other preventive services that improve sexual health
  3. Increase capacity for reinforcement of healthy, responsible and respectful sexual behaviors and relationships
  4. Decrease adverse health outcomes including HIV, STIs, viral hepatitis, unintended pregnancies and sexual violence
  5. Decrease stigma and increase health equity


Held at the Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois on July 10th through 12th, the 2019 National Sexual Health Conference was attended by participants from around the country and around the world. Attendance at the conference grew by 35% from the 2017 NSHC and nearly 97% from the 2015 conference. The 2019 NSHC covered topics across the spectrum of sexual health over the course of three days.

2019 National Sexual Health Conference Program

The 2017 National Sexual Health Conference was held at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado on July 6th through 8th. Registration for the conference closed nearly a month before the conference started due to space concerns. Attendance at the conference grew by over 55% from the 2015 NSHC and nearly 300% from the 2013 conference.

2017 National Sexual Health Conference Program

The 2015 National Sexual Health Conference was held at Keystone, Resort in Keystone, Colorado on July 13th through 14th. The conference was attended by sexual health professionals from around the country.

2015 National Sexual Health Conference Program

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