Karoline Bischof


M.D., Clinical Sexologist ISI,
Ph.D. Sexology IASHS,
Specialist Obstetrics/Gynecology,
Psychosomatic Medicine SAPPM

Tel: +41 (0)44 233 30 30
Fax: +41 (0)44 233 30 31

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  • Gynecological and obstetric care for women
  • Counseling and therapy for persons (men, women, children, adolescents, and parents) with concerns regarding sexuality, family planning and prevention of sexually transmitted illnesses
  • Teaching and presentations about sexuality for professionals and laypersons
  • Supervision for Sexocorporel sex therapists

Languages: German, English, French, Italian


Activity in Sexology and Psychosomatics
since 2011Sexocorporel sexual therapy trainer

since 2009

ISI certified supervisor


Co-Founder of ZiSMed Center for Interdisciplinary Sexology and Medicine, Zürich

since 2007

Instructor in postgraduate Sexocorporel sexual therapy training programs from ZISS

since 2005

Founding member of Zurich Institute for clinical sexology and sex therapy ZISS


Instructor in Seminar cycle Sexocorporel sexual therapy for doctors

since 2004

Presentations and Workshops at various Universities and conferences in Switzerland and abroad

since 1999

Practice for sexual therapy

Training in Sexology and Psychosomatics
2011Certified Sexocorporel trainer
2009Clinical sexologist ISI


Certified supervisor ISI

since 2004

6 completed cycles of Sexocorporal sexual therapy training programs (P. Gehrig, Zurich, J. Y. Desjardins, Geneva and Paris)

since 2004

Seminars in systemic sexual therapy, Ulrich Clement and David Schnarch


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) IASHS, USA, Dissertation «Women's Sexuality after Childbirth»


Sexology at the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, IASHS, San Francisco, USA


1 year training Sexual Counseling ZAK, Basel (Willeke Bezemer)


Training in solution-oriented, psychoanalytic-systemic Psychotherap, Prof. Peter Fürstenau, Zurich and Düsseldorf


Seminars in solution-oriented Psychotherapie, AISTB, Rosmarie Welter-Enderlin, Meilen


Completed Psychoanalysis
1 year bioenergetic Psychotherapy
2 years Somatic Experiencing Psychotherapy
Concurrent Supervision in groups and individual

Activity in Gynecology/Obstetrics

since 1999

Practice for gynecology and obstetrics


Senior physician Psychosomatic department of the University Hospital Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology of Basel


Residency gynecology/obstetrics, FMH title


Final Exam Medical School University of Zurich

  • Bischof-Campbell, A., Hilpert, P., Burri, A. & Bischof, K. (2018). Body Movement Is Associated With Orgasm During Vaginal Intercourse in Women, The Journal of Sex Research.
    DOI: 10.1080/00224499.2018.1531367
  • Bischof, K. (2013). Sexualanamnese in der Arztpraxis? PrimaryCare 13(18), 327-328.
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  • Bischof, K. (2012). Sexocorporel in the promotion of sexual pleasure. In O. Kontula (Ed.), Pleasure and Health (Proceedings of the Nordic Association for Clinical Sexology NACS), 59-68.
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  • Bischof, K. (2010). Vaginismus und Dyspareunie, in: Gehrig, P., Bischof, K. (Ed.) Leitfaden für Sexualmedizin in der ärztlichen Praxis, Pfizer AG, Zürich. 
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  • Bischof, K. (2008). Orgasmusstörungen der Frau, in: Gehrig, P., Bischof, K. (Ed.) Leitfaden für Sexualmedizin in der ärztlichen Praxis, Pfizer AG, Zürich.
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  • Bischof, K. (2005). Mann und Frau. Aspekte der sexualmedizinischen Beratung von älter werdenden Menschen. 
    Therapeutische Umschau 62(12), 807-81.
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  • Bischof, K. (2004). Women's Sexuality after Childbirth. Dissertation IASHS, San Francisco, CA.
  • ZISS Zürcher Institut für klinische Sexologie und Sexualtherapie
  • ISI Institut Sexocorporel International (Jean-Yves Desjardins)
  • GSS Groupe Scientifique Suisse de l’ISI
  • SAPPM Schweizerische Akademie für psychosomatische und psychosoziale Medizin
  • SGGG Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe
  • FMH Swiss Medical Association
  • MWS Medical Women Switzerland
  • VSAO Verband Schweizerischer Assistenz- und Oberärzte