ACADEMIC DEGREES
Ph.D., University of Helsinki
Research Professor, Population Research Institute, Family Federation of Finland
Docent (Senior Lecturer) in Sociology at University of Helsinki
Honorary Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Science, University of Sydney

 
CONTACT INFORMATION
Tel. +358 40 5827369, e-mail: name.surname@vaestoliitto.fi
http://www.kontula.fi/
 
POSITION
Research Professor, Population Research Institute, Family Federation of Finland
Secretary General, European Federation of Sexology (EFS)  
 
FIELDS OF EXPERTISE
Sexology, sexual science, sex research, sexual and reproductive health, cultural differences in sexual issues, sex education, adolescent sexuality, couple relationships, family, population and sexual policies, fertility, demographic behaviour  
 
CAREER
Research Professor, The Population Research Institute, Family Federation of Finland 1998-, Associate Professor, Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki 1996-1997, Senior Researcher, National Crime Prevention Council, Ministry of Justice 1995, Research Director, Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki 1991-1994, Research Fellow, Academy of Finland 1986-1990, Researcher, National Research Institute of Legal Policy, Ministry of Justice 1985.
 
SCIENTIFIC POSITIONS OF TRUST
-Member of Executive Committee of the European Federation of Sexology (EFS), 2006 – 2014
-Secretary General, European Federation of Sexology (EFS), 2010 – 2014
-EFS Gold Medal Award, 9.5.2010
 
The Journal of Sex Research, Associate Editor, 2005 –
 
Member of the Board of Directors of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS),
1999 – 2002; 2010 -

-Chair of International SSSS Task Force Committee, 2000 – 2004
-Member of Nomination Committee, 2003-2004

International Academy of Sex Research (IASR), Full Member, 1996 –
-Host of the Annual IASR Meeting in 2004 in Helsinki
-Member of Program Committee, 2003-2004
-IASR Committee on Professional Development, 2009 -  
 
President of The Nordic Association for Clinical Sexology (NACS), 2001 – 2003
-Member of NACS Board, 1999-2003; 2005 – 2010
-Member of NACS expert group that created a common training program and authorization for -sexologists in the Nordic countries, 1998 –2000
-Member of NACSAC Authorization Committee, 2001-2003
-Chair of NACS Authorization Committee for Sexological Education and Science (NACSES), 2005 -
 
President of the Finnish Association for Sexology (FIAS), 1997-2002, 2005 - 2010 
-Member of FIAS Authorization Committee, 1999 –
-Chair of FIAS Research Section, 2002 –
-Vice President, 2010 -  
 
-Member of the Scientific Committee of the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS), 2006 - 
-European Journal of Sexual Health, Sexologies, International Correspondent, 2006 –
-Archive for Sexology, Berlin, Advisory Board, 2005 - 
-Consultant of the European Population Committee (CAHP) in sexual and reproductive health issues, Council of Europe, 2002 - 2005
-European Sexual Dysfunction Alliance (ESDA), Member of Executive Committee, 2004 - 2007
-President of the Finnish Foundation for Sex Education and Therapy (SEXPO), 1988-1991; 2003 – 2007
-The Finnish Association for Academic Research (SATY), Member of Board, 1987 - 2007
 
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS 
 
Altogether over 350 publications, of which around 50 books. See List of Publications.
 
Examples:
 
Miila Halonen, Miguel Reyes & Osmo Kontula: Poikanäkökulma seksuaaliopetukseen – kasvattajan opas (Boys’ view on sexuality education – guidebook for educators). PoikaS Tutkimus ja kehittämishanke. Väestöliitto. Helsinki 2014. 68 pp.
 
Osmo Kontula: Yhdessä vai erikseen? Tutkimus suomalaisten parisuhteiden vahvuuksista, ristiriidoista ja erojen syistä (Together or apart? A study of the strengths, conflicts and reasons for separating among Finnish couples). Perhebarometri 2013 (Family barometer 2013). Väestöntutkimuslaitos. Katsauksia E 47/2013. Väestöliitto. Helsinki. 249 pp.
 
Osmo Kontula: Sexuality Among Older Adults. International Handbook on the Demography of Sexuality (Ed. Amanda K. Baumle), International Handbooks of Population, Volume 5, DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-5512-3_10, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013. pp. 195 – 214.
 
Osmo Kontula (Ed.): Mitä pojat todella haluavat tietää seksistä (What boys really desire to know about sex). Väestöntutkimuslaitoksen julkaisusarja D 55/2012. Väestöliitto. Helsinki 2012. 278 pp.
 
Osmo Kontula (Ed.): Pleasure and Health by education, counselling and treatment. Proceedings of 2012 NACS conference in Helsinki. The Finnish Association for Sexology (FIAS). Helsinki 2012. 163 s.
 
Osmo Kontula: Mielen seksuaalisuus: Matka kiihottumisen alkulähteille (Mind sexuality: A journey into primary sources of arousal). Duodecim. Helsinki 2012. 165 pp.
 
Osmo Kontula & Tarja Sandberg: Halut jäissä? Naisten seksuaalisen halun puute (Frozen desires? Lack of female sexual desire). Väestöliitto. VL-markkinointi Oy. Helsinki 2012. 100 pp.
 
 
Osmo Kontula & Emma Terämä (Eds.): Finnish Yearbook of Population Research. XLVI 2011. The Population Research Institute. The Family Federation of Finland. 172 pp.

 
Osmo Kontula: Trends in teenage live births and their determinants in Europe. BZgA FORUM: Sexuality Education and Family Planning 2011:14-18.
 
 
Osmo Kontula: An Essential Component in Promoting Sexual Health in Europe is Training in Sexology. International Journal of Sexual Health 2011:23:3:168-180.
 
Suvivuo Pia, Tossavainen Kerttu & Kontula Osmo (2010): “Can There Be Such a Delightful Feeling as This?” Variations of Sexual Scripts in Finnish Girls’ Narratives. Journal of Adolescent Research 25:5:669-689.
 
Osmo Kontula: The evolution of sex education and student’s sexual knowledge in Finland in the 2000s. Sex Education 2010:10:4:373-386.
 
Osmo Kontula & Anna Rotkirch (Eds.): Finnish Yearbook of Population Research. XLV 2010. The Population Research Institute. The Family Federation of Finland. 218 pp.
 
Osmo Kontula: Between Sexual Desire and Reality: The Evolution of Sex in Finland. The Family Federation of Finland: The Population Research Institute D49/2009. Helsinki 2009. 255 pp
 
Osmo Kontula: Parisuhdeonnen avaimet ja esteet. Perhebarometri 2009 (Keys and obstacles of happiness in couple relationships. Family barometer 2009). Katsauksia E 38/2009. Väestöntutkimuslaitos, Väestöliitto. Helsinki. 150 pp.
 
Osmo Kontula & Elina Haavio-Mannila: The Impact of Aging on Human Sexual Activity and Sexual Desire. The Journal of Sex Research 46:1:46-56.
 
Osmo Kontula: Halu & intohimo: tietoa suomalaisesta seksistä (Desire & passion: knowledge of Finnish sex). Otava. Helsinki 2008. 384 pp.
 
Osmo Kontula: The Influence of Education and family Policies on Age at First Birth. In “People, Population Change and Policies. Lessons from the Population Policy Acceptance Study” (Eds. Charlotte Höhn, Dragana Avramov & Irena E. Kotowska). Volume 1: Family Change. Springer. Dordrecht2008. pp. 259-275.
 
Osmo Kontula & Ismo Söderling: Demographic Change and Family Policy Regimes. In “People, Population Change and Policies. Lessons from the Population Policy Acceptance Study” (Eds. Charlotte Höhn, Dragana Avramov & Irena E. Kotowska). Volume 2: Demographic Knowledge – Gender - Ageing. Springer. Dordrecht 2008. pp. 3-20.
 
Osmo Kontula & Henna Meriläinen: Koulun seksuaalikasvatus 2000-luvun Suomessa (Sex education in school in Finland in the 2000s). Katsauksia E26/2007. Väestöntutkimuslaitos. Väestöliitto. Helsinki 2007. 187 pp.
 
Elina Haavio-Mannila, Osmo Kontula & Anna Rotkirch: フィンランドにおける
性的ライフスタイルの変容 -3世代200の自分史による調査研究 (The change of sexual lifestyles in Finland - A Research study based on over 200 autobiographies in three generations). (Translation into Japanese by Noriko Hashimoto). Ohtsuki publishing Co., Ltd. Tokyo 2006.
224 pp.
 
Osmo Kontula: Hallazgos sobre la conducta sexual juvenil, los embarazos y los nacimientos en Europa: el rol de la educación y la información en la salud sexual (Findings in sexual behavior, pregnancies and births among young people in Europe: The role of education and information on sexual health).Construyendo una agenda temática en sexualidad (Ed. Jaime Barrientos). Ediciones Universidad Católica del Norte. Chile. Antofagasta 2006. pp. 29-61.  
 
Osmo Kontula & Sirpa Valkama: Characteristics of the sexology profession in Finland in the beginning of 2000s = Caractéristiques de la profession de sexologue, en Finlande, au début des années 2000. Sexologies – European Journal of Sexual Health, 2006:15:1:22-29.
 
Olev Poolamets, Elina Haavio-Mannila, Osmo Kontula & Kai Haldre (Eds.): Seksuaalsus Eestis: Ajalugu. Tänapäev. Arengud (Sexuality in Estonia: History, Contemporary, Progress). Eesti Akadeemiline Seksoloogia Selts. Tallinn 2006. 360 pp.
 
Osmo Kontula & Anneli Miettinen: Synthesis Report on Demographic Behaviour, Existing Population Related Policies and Expectations Men and Women Have Concerning the State. DIALOG Work package 4, Report D15. Working Papers E19/2005. The Population Research Institute. The Family Federation of Finland. Helsinki 2005. 151 pp.
 
Osmo Kontula: Reproductive health behaviour of young Europeans. Volume 2: The role of education and information. Population Studies No. 45. Council of Europe Publishing. Council of Europe. Strasbourg 2004. 100 pp.
 
Osmo Kontula and Elina Haavio-Mannila: Renaissance of Romanticism in the Era of Increasing Individualism. In The State of Affairs: Explorations in Infidelity and Commitment (Eds. Jean Duncombe, Kaeren Harrison, Graham Allan & Dennis Marsden). Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. New Jersey 2004. pp. 79-102.
 
 
Nathalie Bajos, Agnés Guillaume & Osmo Kontula: Le comportement des jeunes Européens face à la santé génésique. Volume 1. Etudes démographiques No.42, Editions du Conseil de l'Europe. Conseil de l’Europe. Strasbourg 2004. 150 pp.
 
Elina Haavio-Mannila and Osmo Kontula: Sexual Trends in the Baltic Sea Area. Publications of the Population Research Institute, Series D41, The Population Research Institute, Family Federation of Finland. Helsinki 2003. 272 pp.
 
Osmo Kontula and Elina Haavio-Mannila: Finland (Suomen Tasavalta) With up-dates by the original authors. The International Encyclopedia of Sexuality (Ed. Robert T. Francouer & Raymond Noonan). Continuum. New York 2003. pp. 381-411.
 
Osmo Kontula: Trends in Teenage Sexual Behaviour, Pregnancies, Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV infections in Europe. In ‘Reproductive health behaviour of young Europeans.’ Volume 1. Population Studies No. 42. Council of Europe Publishing. Council of Europe. Strasbourg 2003. pp. 77-137.
 
Elina Haavio-Mannila and Osmo Kontula: Single and Double Sexual Standards in Finland, Estonia and St. Petersburg. Journal of Sex Research 2003:40:1:36-49.
 
Osmo Kontula and Elina Haavio-Mannila: Masturbation in a Generational Perspective. In Masturbation as a Means of Achieving Sexual Health (Eds. Walter O. Bockting and Eli Coleman). The Haworth Press. New York 2003. pp. 49-83.
 
Osmo Kontula and Elina Haavio-Mannila: Masturbation in a Generational Perspective. Journal of Psychology & Human Sexuality 2002:14:2/3:49-83.
 
Elina Haavio-Mannila, Osmo Kontula and Anna Rotkirch: Sexual Lifestyles in the Twentieth Century: A Research Study. Palgrave. Hampshire and New York 2002. 224 pp.
 
Ilsa Lottes and Osmo Kontula (Eds.): New Views on Sexual Health: The Case of Finland. D37/2000. The Population Research Institute. Väestöliitto, Family Federation of Finland. Helsinki 2000. 339 pp.

Osmo Kontula and Elina Haavio-Mannila: Sexual Pleasures: Enhancement of Sex Life in Finland, 1971 - 1992. Dartmouth. Hampshire 1995. 287 s.