IASSCS global membership includes researchers, activists, and advocates from diverse backgrounds and experiences. The association encourages the participation of individuals from diverse gender, regional and cultural representation at its governing bodies, general membership, and conferences and training initiatives.

IASSCS membership includes an online subscription to the highly regarded peer-reviewed journal Culture, Health and Sexuality (CHS), which publishes special ‘conference’ issues that include conference abstracts and a selection of research papers presented at IASSCS’ conferences.


IASSCS membership has two categories: Associate Members and Full Members.

The category of Associate Member is automatically acquired upon registration through our website or at our conferences, and remains effective as long as annual fees are paid. Associate Member benefits include an annual subscription to the online journal Cultural, Health and Society, reduced conference registration fees, and the opportunity to participate in IASSCS Subcommittees.

The category of Full Member is a special membership category related to IASSCS governance structures. It is bestowed to existing associate members by invitation from the IASSCS General Assembly. In addition to associate members’ rights and obligations, full members constitute the General Assembly, the main Governing Body of IASSCS, and have rights and obligations linked to that function, as established in IASSCS Bylaws.



  • Research grants for emerging scholars;
  • Discussion forums on relevant issues in the sexuality field;
  • Twice yearly newsletter;
  • Post-conference training for emerging scholars and activists; and
  • Academic publications mentoring programme for emerging scholars.



IASSCS membership provides the following benefits (on a year-by-year basis):

  • Online access to the Culture, Health and Sexuality journal;
  • Reduced conference registration rates;
  • Special networking opportunities; and
  • Participation in members-only discussion forums.

IASSCS commitment to equity means that in 2014 we deliberately revised our fees structure, seeking to ensure that membership is affordable whatever your income level. 

We are pleased to announce that we have upgraded our database and payment system. To renew your membership or become a new member, please create a new IASSCS member/conference profile to provide your personal information and payment.

To create/update your member profile in our new database click here and look for the Register link at the top right corner of the screen.  Welcome!

Click here and log in to access the payment system.


IASSCS Membership Rates 2014


Category                           1 year membership                

                                         (off conference year)                         

Available living allowance         US$    30.00                            

Bellow US$ 10,000                                                                                                

Available living allowance         US$    60.00                            

US$ 10,001 - US$ 30,000                                     

Available living allowance         US$  120.00                            

US$ 30,001 - US$ 50,000                                     

Available living allowance         US$  180.00                             

US$ 50,001 and above