Leonore Tiefer


Dr. Tiefer's cv, including employment, professional publications, media (electronic links, book reviews), memberships, grants, awards, and a lengthy list of presentations from 1998 to the present

Recent Media
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The new "female sexual dysfunction": A story of medicalization, disease-mngering, and resistance
2016 public lecture at Indiana University

Female Sexual Dysfunction: A Case Study of Disease Mongering and Activist Resistance
The creation and promotion of “female sexual dysfunction” (FSD) is a textbook case of disease mongering by the pharmaceutical industry and other agents of medicalization. The "New View Campaign" (newviewcampaign.org) was convened in 2000 to challenge this exploitation of women's sexual emancipation.

PLoS Med 3(4): e178

Sex is Not a Natural Act, and other essays
Collected essays on sexuality, featuring theoretical, clinical and critical perspectives on sexual problems and treatments. Dr. Tiefer's experiences as animal researcher, urology-department clinician, sex educator, anti-medicalization activist and private sex therapy practitioner are well represented in this collection of 26 essays written for popular and professional audiences in recent years.

2nd edition, 2004, Westview Press

A New View of Women's Sexual Problems
The New View Campaign published its Manifesto in 2000 to challenge and offer an alternative to the prevailing medical model of women's sexual problems. This collection includes a variety of international commentaries on the manifesto along with new research on young and adult women's sexual lives and relationships.

ed. by Ellyn Kaschak and Leonore Tiefer

TV and print media interviews and quotes on sexuality and pharmaceutical topics
Featured on "PBS' "Need to Know," photo and interview in Slovenian Newspaper Delo, Interview on "Q" CBC radio, photo and story June 17, 2010 in New York Times, appearances on ABC "Nightline," CBS "Sunday Morning," ABC/CBS/NBC Nightly News programs, ABC "Good Morning America," NBC "Today;" many more
Many quotes in Boston Globe, LA Times, NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, The Independent (UK), Seattle Times, Psychology Today magazine, Science, Miami Herald, San Diego Union Tribune, Chicago Tribune, The Nation, Toronto Globe & Mail, newspapers in Germany, Slovenia, New Zealand, UK, Canada, Australia, blogs galore, etc. etc.
Recent lectures
2016 public lecture on the role of the pharmaceutical industry in creating and promoting "female sexual dysfunction" in order to sell drug products. Another Dr. Tiefer lecture on medicalization and sexuality from 2007 available on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yUeVaU408s
Provocative critique of how pharmaceutical companies create sexual disorders and the role of consumer activism and resistance.
Collected essays
Popular and professional writings on contemporary sexual life. "An important book"
--The Nation
Diverse commentaries on the New View Campaign Manifesto, plus essays on new sex research on women

Recent Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aClA0naLqOQ

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