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Denise Medico, Ph.D, is a Professor of clinical sexology at the Department of Sexology (UQAM) and a registered psychologist and sexologist in Canada and Switzerland.
Her research activities aim to promote affirmative and reflective clinical practice. Her work is informed by a phenomenological, critical, and systemic approach, and pertains to issues of gender, embodiment, eroticism and sexual therapy. For 15 years (2002-2016), she worked in Switzerland as a clinical practitioner devoted to the development trans health and sexology. She co-founded the Agnodice Fondation, an NGO dedicated to the development of health and social trans-affirmative practices in Switzerland.
She is a member of the scientific committee of the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS), and a member of WPATH, the Institute for Feminist Research (IREF), the Research Chair on Homophobia and the Institute for Health and Society (ISS) at UQAM.
Author of a book in French Repenser le genre: une clinique avec les personnes trans (Georg, 2016), she is currently co-editing two books, one on integrativity and political perspectives in clinical sexology, and the other on affirmative interventions for trans youth and their families.


  • 2016–present
    Professor, UQAM