Asia-Oceania Federation for Sexology (AOFS)
D. Narayana Reddy (India)
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AOFS is the regional organization for sexologists in Asia, Oceania and Australia. In 1990, Emil Man Lun Ng of the University of Hong Kong invited prominent sexologists from various Asian regions to a “Conference on Sexuality in Asia” in his University. At the end of the Conference, all participants saw the need to form an Asian Federation for Sexology to continue the communication and strengthening of sexuality work in Asian. In 1992, the Federation was formally registered in Hong Kong with Emil Man Lun Ng as the Foundation President, and the Conference in Hong Kong taken as the First Asian Congress in Sexology.
In 2003, by request of the World Association for Sexology and various sexology organizations in Australia, the Federation formally changed its name to Asia-Oceania Federation for Sexology to include membership from Australia and other Oceania countries. The office bearers and executive committee are selected for periods of 2 years.