As a New York public school Health Educator in 1972, Mark Schoen developed a sex education program and began producing sexual health films.
In 1979 Dr. Schoen established a company devoted to producing and distributing sexual health films. He produced many of the popular, early sex therapy films, wrote the children’s book, Bellybuttons Are Navels (and produced the award-winning film of the same title), which is available on Amazon. It has the distinction of being the first children’s book to use the word clitoris. Talk about controversy!
Mark Schoen earned a Ph.D. from New York University’s Human Sexuality program in 1980.
In 1998, The Sinclair Institute hired Dr. Schoen. From 1998 to 2006 he produced more than thirty-seven including the revision of The Better Sex Video Series.
From 2006 to 2009 Schoen served on the National Advisory Council on Sexual Health led by former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher.
Dr. Schoen served on the Board of Directors of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (2007-2008) and served on the FSSS Board for many years.
Dr. Schoen is the Founder of SexSmartFilms.com (an online resource for streaming more than 625 sexual health films worldwide).
Schoen received the Distinguished Public Service Award from SSSS (2010) and the AASECT Professional Standards of Excellence Award (2010) and the Distinguished Service to SSSS Award (2017)
Schoen has produced fifty-four films. His documentary TRANS was featured on the Oprah Winfrey in 2010 and has won nine Best Documentary Awards.
He produced the documentary GAME FACE (2014), which is now available on Netflix.
Schoen has appeared on numerous television shows, radio shows, and podcasts over the years.