Middle East Sexual Health Committee

Middle East Sexual Health Committee

The Middle East Sexual Health Committee was established in 2009 at the World Congress of Sexology in Sweden. The committee started with four core members (in the picture above) and it is growing, now extending to eight countries within the region. Most of our members are individual members of WAS mainly due to lack of existence of sexological associations within the region. However with the growth of such organizations, future efforts will be made to encourage membership from range of organizations as well.

The World Sexual Health Day has been celebrated in seven countries in the region despite the political turbulence, multiple natural disasters and overlapping with the month of Ramadan. This shows that Middle Eastern sexologists are very committed and devoted to the field.

Members 2017-2021

Chair: Faysal El Kak (Lebanon)

Elham Atalla (Bahrain)
Qadeer Baig (Pakistan)
Sara Nasserzadeh (Iran /United States)

Affiliate Members:
Wafa Alomari (Egypt)
Pierre Assalian (Canada)
Seyed Ali Azin (Iran)
Amini El Khatim (Lebanon)
Amr El Meliegy (Egypt/Saudi Arabia)
Farideh Farahani (Iran)
R. Y. Jalali (Pakistan)
Abbas Nasehi (Iran)
Firrozeh Raisi (Iran)
Dina Seddiqi (Lebanon)
Mehmet Sungur (Turkey)
Rola Yasmin (Lebanon)
Chiara Simonelli (Italy)
Lars-Gösta (Sweden)
Rubén Hernández-Serrano (Venezuela)



The Middle East Sexual Health committee (MESHC) was established to support the development of sexological associations in the Middle Eastern countries, and to promote sexology, sexual health and sexual rights in the region. Growing in popularity, the committee is recognized as the overarching umbrella organization for professionals of human sexuality in the Middle East.


Report 2013



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