Meet Dr. Annette Owens

Dr. Owens specializes in the medical aspects of human sexuality.

Dr. Owens is Chief Medical Officer and co-founder of The Sexual Health Network. She originates from Denmark and has resided in Charlottesville, Virginia since 1991. She received a MD degree at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark in 1990, and a PhD degree in Vascular Physiology in 1996 from the same university. In the United States, she is certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)and as a sex counselor by The American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT).

A member of European as well as American societies for the study of human sexuality, Dr. Owens provides general counseling about sexuality issues at the Charlottesville Sexual Health & Wellness Clinic.

Dr. Owens specializes in clients of any sexual orientation, with sexual dysfunctions and people with chronic illnesses, physical handicaps and disabilities.

Dr. Owens' website, features a number of articles on the impact of various diseases, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and multiple sclerosis on sexuality. She also has a popular essay on childbirth and sexuality on her site.