Stephanie A. Sanders

Stephanie A. Sanders

Peg Zeglin Brand Chair, Gender Studies

Provost Professor, Gender Studies

Senior Scientist, Kinsey Institute

  • (812) 855-3065
  • Lindley Hall 301E
  • Office Hours
    T uesday
    2:00 PM – 4:00 PM


  • Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1984
  • M.S., Rutgers University, 1979


Professor Sanders' research, conducted in the United States and Scandinavia, addresses: sexual behavior; sexuality, sexual identity, and gender relations; sex differentiation; gender difference in psychological and physical development; effects of prenatal hormones and drugs on human development; women's health and well-being, menstruation, menopause, and the life cycle; and biopsychological perspectives on debates in feminist theory.

Instructing Gender Studies courses since 1995, her current research analyzes gendered dimensions of scientific research methodologies; the effects of oral contraceptives on sexuality and well-being in women; sexual behavior and risk for sexually transmitted diseases; and the long-term behavioral effects of prenatal exposure to drugs and hormones. Professor Sanders recently served as President of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, and has been a co-principal investigator on research grants from such agencies as the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Dr. Sanders recently won the Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality.

Stephanie A. Sanders, PhD, Professor of Gender Studies and Associate Director of The Kinsey Institute, gave the inaugural lecture at the First National Debate on Sexual Health in Poland on September 12, 2008 in Zielona Gora, Poland. The conference gathered representatives from Polish psychological, medical, sexological, cultural, and political environments to discuss the challenges facing Poland in regarding various aspects of sexual health.

Courses Taught

Scientific Understandings of Sex and Gender
Explaining Sex/Gender Differences
Health, Sex, and Gender
Concepts of Gender


AIDS and Behavior
AIDS and Behavior

Stephanie A. Sanders, Hill, B.J., Crosby, R.A.

American Journal of Men’s Health [Article]
American Journal of Men’s Health [Article]

Stephanie A. Sanders, Roberta E. Emetu, Alexandra Marshall, William L. Yarber, Robin R. Milhausen, Richard A. Crosby, Cynthia A. Graham

National Center for Biotechnology Information [Article]
National Center for Biotechnology Information [Article]

Stephanie A. Sanders, Hill, BJ., Janssen, E., Graham, CA., Crosby, RA, Milhausen, RR., Yarber, WL.

Journal Articles and Other Publications

Sanders S.A., Hill, B.J., Crosby, R.A., & Janssen, E. (2014). Correlates of condom associated erection problems (CAEP) in young, heterosexual men: Condom self-efficacy, perceptions, and motivations. AIDS and Behavior, 18(1): 128-134. DOI:10.1007/s10461-013-0422-3. PMID:23404098

E.J. Janssen, S.A. Sanders, B.J. Hill, E. Amick, D. Oversen, P. Kvam, and K. Ingelhart. (2014) Patterns of Sexual Arousal in Young, Heterosexual Men Who Experience Condom-Associated Erection Problems (CAEP). Journal of Sexual Medicine 11(9): 2285-2291. DOI: 10.1111/jsm.12548.

Jozkowski, K.N. & Sanders, S. (2012). Health and sexual outcomes of women who have experienced forced or coercive sex. Women & Health, 52:101-118. DOI:10.1080/03630242.2011.649397. PMID:22458288

Sanders, S.A., Yarber, W.L., Kaufman, E.L., Crosby, R.A., Graham, C.A., & Milhausen, R.R. (2012) Condom use errors and problems: a global view. Sexual Health, 9(1):81-95. PMID:22348636

Milhausen, Robin R., Wood, Jessica, Sanders Stephanie A., Crosby, Richard A., Yarber, William L., and Graham, Cynthia A.. (2013). A novel, self-guided, home-based intervention to promote condom use among young men: a pilot study. Journal of Men's Health, 8(4): 274-281. doi:10.1016/j.jomh.2011.06.003.

R.R. Milhausen, C.A. Graham, and S.A. Sanders. (2012). Sexual Excitation/Sexual Inhibition Inventory for Women and Men.

S.A. Sanders, B.J. Hill, W.L. Yarber, C.A. Graham, R.A. Crosby, and R.R. Milhausen. (2010). Sexual Health, 7:31-34. DOI 10.1071/SH09068.

Sanders, S.A., Reece, M., Herbenick, D., Schick, V., Dodge, B., Fortenberry, J.D. (2010). Condom use during most recent vaginal intercourse event among a probability sample of adults in the United States. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 7 (suppl 5):362-373. DOI:10.1111/j.1743-6109.2010.02011.x. PMID:21029391.