About - Chantelle Otten Sex Therapy

ABOUT

ON A PERSONAL NOTE

Chantelle was born in Melbourne, Australia and comes from a Dutch background. Her family background sparked her interest in the cultural differences between sexual attitudes, norms and values, and she enjoys travelling the world meeting Sexologists and being educated on the differing sex, sexuality, normality, culture, creativity and language in the countries she visits. She is motivated by the notion that there is no ‘normal’ from culture to culture, and what the expectation are of normal in each country does not necessarily accommodate to each individuals in the countries she meets, every individual is different. Chantelle is currently working on a study of female migraine and sexual functioning.
Chantelle is a supporter of safe and pleasurable sexual health and relationships for everyone.

ACHIEVEMENTS

Chantelle has a Young Scientist Award nomination for the 24th World Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology & Infertility (COGI) in which she is also performing a presentation addressing aftercare and specialised follow up to minimise negative health and sexual consequences for women who have had ‘PBSO’ Preventative Bilateral Salpingo Oophorectomy; meaning removal of ovaries for reduction of risk of ovarian and breast cancer. Chantelle has trained at FemPoli clinic in Zwolle, The Netherlands alongside her mentor Ingrid Pinas (http://fempoli.nl/).

In February 2017 Chantelle won a prestigious award for the best poster presentation on Female Sexual Medicine at the 19th Congress European Society of Sexual Medicine in Nice, France, alongside her co-author Gyneacologist Dr Ingrid Pinas. The presentation covered the Sexual Functioning and Menstrual Pattern Migraine: Pilot Study on Effects of Hormonal Interventions During Menopause Transition.

Chantelle is a specialist for the sexual management of menopause, especially pre counselling and aftercare of oophorectomy and surgical/ medical menopause, alongside psychosexual therapy and education.

She is a Member of The Society of Australian Sexologists Ltd., The European Society of Sexual Medicine, The International Society of Sexual Medicine and she is a Global Ambassador and Speaker for The Smile Makers Collection through Priceline.

The Society of Australian Sexologists (SAS) is the National organisation representing health and allied health professionals working in the area of sex therapy, sexual health/sexology. The society is a member-organisation of the Asia Oceania Federation of Sexology (AOFS), the regional body, and the World Association of Sexual Health (WAS), the international body. The society is also a founding member-organisation of the Australian Sexual Health Alliance (ASHA), a body of professional organisations working in the broader sexual health arena in Australia. The Society of Australian Sexologists Ltd is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits

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