Organization profile

Organisation profile

Center for Sexology Research (SeFo) at the Department of Clinical Medicine at Aalborg University is a cross-disciplinary research center “without walls”. The vision of the centre is to contribute to a qualified, innovative and open sexological culture in Denmark. It will undertake and encourage sexological research and education at the highest international level as well as supporting evidence-based prevention, health promotion and treatment activities in relation to sexuality.

In addition to its scientific activities, SeFo carries out research-based teaching and supervising at all the health educations at Aalborg University. Finally, the centre offers a two-year postgraduate Master's Programme in sexology.       

Researchers affiliated with SeFo deal with all types of sexual science. This applies, for example, to the exploration of sexual behaviour, identity and lifestyle, sexual function and dysfunction, the role of sexuality in somatic and mental illness, prevalence and consequences of sexual assaults, trends sexual culture and various aspects of sexual prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. In association with Statens Serum Institut (SSI), SeFo manages the world's largest cohort-based population survey focusing on sexual health, Project SEXUS (  

Center for Sexology Research is an independent unit under the Faculty of Health Sciences at Aalborg University. The centre was initiated in 2012, and it officially opened as part of the Department of Clinical Medicine on January 1st 2013. The centre is permanently staffed by an associate professor (RN) and a professor (MD). Further, a transient number of senior and junior researchers are affiliated with the Center for Sexology Research.  

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    How defensive medicine is defined and understood in European medical literature: protocol for a systematic review

    Baungaard, N., Skovvang, P., Assing Hvidt, E., Gerbild, H., Kirstine Andersen, M. & Lykkegaard, J., Feb 2020, In : BMJ Open. 10, 2, p. 1-4 4 p., e034300.

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  • Incidence and Severity of Catheter-Related Bladder Discomfort Among Nonurological Adult Patients in a Postanesthesia Care Unit

    Bach, H., Kaasby, K., Sørensen, A., Løfqvist, S. & Laursen, B. S., Feb 2020, In : Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing. 35, 1, p. 29-33 5 p.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    "To be lonely in your own loneliness": The interplay between self-perceived loneliness and rheumatoid arthritis in everyday life: A qualitative study

    Bay, L. T., Ellingsen, T., Giraldi, A., Graugaard, C. & Nielsen, D. S., 3 Jun 2020, In : Musculoskeletal Care.

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  • Activities

    • 3 Organisation or participation in workshops, courses, or seminars
    • 1 Other
    • 1 Conference presentations
    • 1 Talks and presentations in private or public companies

    Sexuality, Subjectivity and Society - the Role of School

    Charlotte Overgaard (Participant)

    22 Mar 2018

    Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses, or seminars

    Midwives in ante and postnatal care - international experiences

    Charlotte Overgaard (Lecturer)

    20 Jan 2018

    Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

    The Odense University Hospital delegation on midwifery-led units

    Charlotte Overgaard (Participant)

    26 Mar 201731 Mar 2017

    Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses, or seminars