Interdisciplinary Research Center on Families and Sexualities


The CIRFASE is an interdisciplinary research centre which studies families and sexualities. Based on a team of researchers from the social, medical and human sciences, the centre offers a multidisciplinary understanding of the challenges posed by the transformation of familial, affective and sexual ties.

The CIRFASE’s main objectives are:

  • To develop interdisciplinary research on issues related to families, couples and sexuality from a clinical, theoretical and/or empirical perspective, and by combining quantitative and qualitative methodologies
  • To develop international networks and local partnerships
  • To circulate and promote scientific research in the field of families, couples and sexualities
  • To put its expertise at the service of policy makers and key stakeholders in the area