Presented by Alain Giami
It took more than 40 years to build French sexology.
In 1974 Paris is chosen to organize the 1st
International Congress of Medical Sexology. At the
same time, the SFSC, French association of sexology, is
created, and organize courses and conferences. WHO
declares the importance of sexual health and the need
for professional training.
In 1975 and 1976, the first academic diplomas in
sexology are created in Marseille and Lyon, with other
universities gradually joining them. The pioneering
sexologists and teachers are grouped in a post-graduate
association: the AIHUS, which will become AIUS in
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