Dr. Elna Rudolph – Resume

Elna RudolphDr Elna Rudolph is a sexual health physician and the clinical head of MySexualHealth.co.za – a multidisciplinary Sexual Health Clinic in Pretoria. She is a part-time lecturer and consultant at the University of Pretoria, where she did her medical training. She obtained a Masters Degree in Sexual Health through the University of Sydney, Australia and she also holds a Higher Diploma in Sexual Health and HIV Medicine through the Colleges of Medicine in South Africa. She recently became a Fellow of the European Committee for Sexual Medicine as well as a member of the Advisory Committee for the World Association for Sexual Health.


  • MBChB (University of Pretoria, South Africa) – 2005
  • HDip Sexual Health and HIV Medicine (Colleges of Medicine, South Africa) – 2009
  • MHSc: Sexual Health (University of Sydney, Australia) – 2010
  • FECSM: Fellow of the European Committee for Sexual Medicine – 2012


Clinical Head – MySexualHealth.co.za: Managing a multi-disciplinary team that has become renowned for the management of sexual pain disorders, sexual dysfunctions, sexually transmitted infections and other genital disorders, sexual health screening and the management of HIV.
Lecturer and Consultant in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (University of Pretoria, SA) Training post graduate gynaecology students in sexual health and doing a sexual health clinic at Steve Biko Academic Hospital – one of very few in the country.
University of Sydney Masters in Sexual Health Placement Supervisor: Providing supervision for students doing the Masters of Sexual Health degree through the University of Sydney.

Advisory Board Member: World Association for Sexual Health (2013 and ongoing) and Bayer Pharmaceutical: Men’s Health Advisory Board (2012 and ongoing).

International Speaker: Invited speaker at the World Congress for Sexual Health in Brazil in 2013 as well as speaker and lecturer at various academic and industry-sponsored events in South Africa.

Academic Contributions: Author of the chapter on Sexual Pain in the 2011/2012 MIMS Handbook of Pain and Pain Syndromes.

Media Contributions: Official sex and relationships contributor for Women’s Health Magazine. Also featured in newspapers, magazines and on television and radio.

Other Memberships: South African HIV Clinician Society, International and European Society for Sexual Medicine, Sheffield Society for Sex and Relationships Therapists, Chairperson of the Pretoria Pelvo-perineal Pain Forum