She is currently serving as the President of the World Association for Sexual Health. She is only the second woman and the first person from Africa to hold this title.
Dr Elna Rudolph was the first doctor in South Africa to obtain a Higher Diploma in Sexual Health and HIV Medicine through the Colleges of Medicine in South Africa and obtained a Master’s Degree in Sexual Health through the University of Sydney, Australia. She became one of the first Fellows of the European Committee for Sexual Medicine – the highest attainable, internationally recognised qualification in Sexual Medicine.
Dr Elna Rudolph is an Executive Board Member and Director of the South African Sexual Health Association (SASHA).
Dr Rudolph’s work has been published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine (JSM) of which she is also a reviewer. She has written various chapters in textbooks and has been invited to speak at multiple national and international meetings.
Dr Rudolph became well-known in South Africa for her weekly insert on the Minki TV show in 2020 and 2021. From July 2022, she is hosting her own TV show, “Uit die Slaapkamer” on Via, DSTV Channel 147, with Neels van Jaarsveld, Bianca La Grange and Adri Viviers.
She is a wife and mother to two toddler daughters and lives close to her extended family in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
MBChB (UP); MHSc: Sexual Health (USyd); FECSM; HDip Sexual Health and HIV Medicine (CMSA)
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