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Leonore Tiefer, Ph.D.

300 First Avenue, 8F
New York, NY 10009 USA
(212) 533-2774

Higher Education & Postdoctoral Training

1961-1963 City College of New York
1963-1969 University of California, Berkeley
1965 A.B. with Honors (Phi Beta Kappa)
1969 Ph.D., Experimental Psychology
1984-1988 Postdoctoral Respecialization, Clinical Psychology, NYU
1987-1988 Clinical Psych. Internship, Bellevue Hosp. Ctr, NYU

Academic Appointments

1969-1977 Ass't/Assoc Professor of Psychology
Colorado State University (tenure, 1973)
1977-1983 Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
1977-1980 Assoc. Professor of Psychiatry
1980-1983 Clin. Assoc. Prof. of Psychiatry
1981- 2017 NYU Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry
Clinical Assoc. Professor of Psychiatry (2006-25th anniv.)
1988- 2011 Albert Einstein College of Med.; Montefiore Medical Center
1988-1996 Associate Professor, Department of Urology
1997- 2011 Clin. Assoc. Prof., Dept Psychiatry & Behav Sci

Clinical Experience and Employment

1978 New York State Psychology License #5809 (renewed biennially)
1975 Masters and Johnson training program in sex therapy
1975-1976 NYU Clinic for the Study of Sex'l Development
1976-1977 Colo. State Univ. Psychological Services Center
1977-1980 Center for Human Sexuality, Downstate Med. Center
1982- Private Psychotherapy Practice, Manhattan
1984-1986 NYU Doctoral Psychology Clinic and externships
1983-1988 Clin. and Rsch Psychologist; Beth Israel Med. Center
1988-1996 Clin and Rsch Psychologist; Montefiore Med. Center
1990-1996 Co-Director (Montefiore Med. Center Dep't. of Psychiatry)
Sex Therapy Clinic and Gender Dysphoria Clinic

Public Activism

Convenor of Educational “Campaign for a New View of Women’s
Sexual Problems” in 2000. See activities, publications, endorsers,
and past press coverage on
Call to Action in Sojourner’s and LATimes 10/99
Initial organizing meeting 9/00
First conference, “The New ‘Female Sexual Dysfunction’:
Promises, Prescriptions, and Profits” San Francisco,
March 9, 2002 - Organizer
First book, A New View…March, 2002 – Co-editor
Teaching manual, A New View…February, 2003 – Co-author
FDA Reproductive Drugs Advisory Comm. Hearing, Gaithersburg, MD
Open Public Hearing testimony, December, 2004
(Proctor & Gamble, “Intrinsa”)
Second conference, “Women and the New Sexual Politics: Profits vs. Pleasures” July 9-10, 2005
Le Nouvel Hotel, Montreal, Quebec, Canada - Organizer
Special issue of Sexualities, August, 2006 "Viagra culture", vol 9 #3, Co-Editor
Listserv on website, 2005 -
Continuing education courses online begun 2007
Special issue on “The New View Campaign against the medicalization of sex”
Feminism & Psychology, vol 18 #4, November 2008, Editor
Street rally protesting genital cosmetic surgery, NYC, November 17, 2008, Organizer and Publicist
Vulva arts and crafts exhibit, panel discussion and political event titled “Vulvagraphics” in Brooklyn gallery space on October 24-25, 2009 to celebrate the role of art in feminist activism on behalf of female genital diversity; Co-Organizer with grad students from CUNY and New School
FDA Reproductive Drugs Advisory Comm. Hearing, Gaithersburg, MD
Open Public Hearing testimony, June 18, 2010
(Boehringer-Ingelheim “flibanserin”)
Third conference: “Framing the Vulva: Genital cosmetic surgery and genital diversity” September 26, 2010, University of Nevada at Las Vegas, organizer
Fourth conference: The medicalization of Sex: An international, interdisciplinary, multimedia conference, April 28-20, 2011, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia, co-organizer with SFU Gender studies
“Vulvanomics” - 11/11. online petition, “flash activism” surgeon protest event, and “Dr Vajayjay! Privatize those Privates” video; Co-organizer with students from CUNY and New School University.
Special issue of the Journal of Sex Research, Vol. 49 No 4, July-Aug, 2012, co- edited with Thea Cacchioni, “The Medicalization of Sex”
Online petition 7/14 to challenge deceptive pharma PR campaign, “Even the Score”
FDA 10/27/14 “Patient Focused Drug Development” meeting on “female sexual dysfunction” -prepare group, give testimony, L. A. Times op-ed
with Ellen Laan about the FDA meeting, 11/14/2014
Op-Ed in The Guardian US with Barbara Mintzes about flibanserin
6/4/2015 sex-viagra-flibanserin-fda-research
6/7/2-15 Testimony at the FDA Advisory Committee hearing for flibanserin
White Oak, MD
Fifth Conference: “Critique-Resist-Transform: Feminist Scholar Activism and the New View Campaign. Oct 6-8, 2016, Bloomington, Indiana. Co- organizer with Stephanie Sanders at IU.

Co-Organizer of “Selling Sickness: People before Profits,” February 21-22, 2013, an international grassroots conference to challenge disease-mongering/selling sickness. Entire program, presentations, video, call for action, and other components available on International CALL to ACTION on

Development of “The Partnership Model to Challenge Selling Sickness”.
National Grand Rounds Presentation at the National Physician’s Alliance, October, 2013

Blog- biweekly August, 2012- December, 2014

CBC Podcast 7/25/17 “On Drugs” episode “Spanish fly, chemsex, and ‘female Viagra’” includes Interview with LT and-female-viagra-why-drugs-and-sex-don-t-always-mix-1.4216255

Article in ViCE 8/21/15 about premature ejaculation - quoted at length about “normal”

Preceding and following FDA approval of Addyi 8/18/2015
NYTimes, WSJ, Associated Press boost-female-libido-approved-by-u-s-fda-1.3195039 , Washington Post, Philly Inquirer, etc etc. W Radio / PRISA Media Conglomerate leading radio chains in Latino America, broadcasting daily for over 28 million listeners around the world
BBC TV, BBC radio, RT television “Watching the Hawks” news program individual interview;hb

Book review in Wall Street Journal, August 15, 2015 “If You Give a Mouse a Xanax” - review of Anxious by Joseph LeDoux
WBUR - 6/8/2015 National NPR call in show “On Point” - Debate with Dr. Lauren Streicher - pro-drug Ob-Gyn.
Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC 6/5/2015
International Business Times Quoted in good story by Amy Norden 6/5/2015
The Guardian US Op-Ed with Barbara Mintzes about flibanserin vote 6/5/2015
Washington Post, quoted by Brigid Schulte after FDA hearing, 6/5/15
New York Times, quoted by Andrew Pollack, upcoming FDA hearing 5/31/15
Book review, Wall St. Journal, 3/27/15 “Moody Bitches…” by Julie Holland.
Hourlong interview on Canadian public radio “Ideas” 3/2/15
National Public Radio “All Things Considered” 2/16/15 Interviewed on flibanserin.
Interview in Wired Magazine, 2/15 by Julia Greenberg
L.A.Times op-ed written with Ellen Laan 11/14/14
Coverage after 10/27/14 FDA female sexual dysfunction meeting:
WebMD;, WSJ, , Philadelphia Inquirer, Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), Jezeel,com,, The Atlantic, Marie-Claire magazine
WSJ, quoted in critique of “Even the Score” campaign (7/8/14)
Philaadelphia Inquirer, quoted in critique of “Even the Score” campaign (7/7/14)
Slate, quoted in critique of new defense of flibanserin on basis of gender equity the_agency_s_rejection_of_flibanserin_has_nothing.html (4/6/14)
Reuters, quoted on new study on aging women critical of FSFI (2/10/14)
Photo and interview in Sunday edition of major Slovenian newspaper Delo (5/26/13)
New York Times (7/2/12) quoted in piece on over-the-counter treatments for women’s sexual problems
Atlantic magazine, quoted in powerful story about disease-mongering disease-mongers-keep-us-all-doped-up/255247/
National Post (Canada) 4/24/12 quoted on new cadaver study on “G-Spot”
Health Day 11/4/11 quoted on blurry boundary between treatment and enhancement w/ regard to prescription drugs for graying hair
Toronto Globe & Mail 8/26/11 quoted on dangerous female genital cosmetic surgery trends
New York Times, (Style section) 6/5/11 quoted in “Viagra: The thrill that was” regarding couples who take Viagra because they assume they should want and have sex
Variety - 2011 - further reviews of “Orgasm, Inc. praise my work
Toronto Star Pills won't fix problems in the bedroom, says critic of big pharma 6/22/10 Nancy J. White; Focus on “Dancing vs. Digestion” approach
"Q", National Arts and Entertainment Program, CBC Radio One, Wed, June 2, 2010. Live interview about FSD and flibanserin.
Lots and Lots of coverage at the time of the FDA hearing on flibanserin, including
New York Times, page 1, 6/17/10 “Push to market pill stirs debate on sexual desire”
By Duff Wilson, including photograph by Fred R. Conrad
Lots of coverage at the time of the NY premiere of “Orgasm, Inc” at Lincoln Center, 5/27/10, and also in conjunction with the FDA Advisory Committee hearing for Flibanserin on 6/18/10, e.g.,The Selling of the Female Orgasm A provocative new documentary targets Big Pharma’s quest for a female Viagra Newsweek , 5/23/10,
ABCnewsonline “Orgasm Inc.: Search for the Female Viagra; New Documentary Accuses Pharmaceutical Industry of Risking Women's Health for Profit, By Susan Donaldson James, 5/17/10 female-viagra-documentary-film-orgasm/story?id=10639464
Washington Post, Page 1, 5/24/10 “FDA considers endorsement of drug that some call a Viagra for women”, Rob Stein Village Voice, Estrogen Blog by Jen Doll “FDA considering ‘Lady Viagra’ 5/24/10
Univ of Guelph Ontarion Profile article of LT and NV, 4/8/10
NZ Listener, NZ national newsmagazine, “Sex & Drugs & Marketers’ Role” by Linley Boniface, 2/27-3/5/10; feature story with photo
"Nine to Noon" - New Zealand national news radio - live interview 2/26/10
University of Otago (NZ) radio, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” live interview 3/3/10
New York Times (arts section), 12/19/09, quoted on recent arts and sciences focus on female sexual desire, “From ‘Vibrator’ to ‘Cougar Town,’ it’s still a man’s world” by Patricia Cohen
New York Times (business section), 12/12/09, quoted on the medicalization of “premature ejaculation” - a medical condition or a new market? “Sure, It’s Treatable. But Is It a Disorder?” By Natasha Singer
New York Times Magazine, 11/29/09, quoted on the medicalization of women’s sexual desire in “Women who want to want” by Daniel Bergner
San Diego Union-Tribune 11/23/09, quoted on Flibanserin (article by Keith Darcé)
The Economist, 11/19/09, quoted on Flibanserin (article by Kurt Kleiner), 11/13/09, quoted on Flibanserin (article by Naomi Kresge)
Women’s Health magazine, 11/09, quoted on overmedicalization (article by Laura Beil)
PBS “Second Opinion” ½ hour series for healthcare experts and the public; Episode #603 on “Female Sexual Dysfunction” distributed to local stations 10/17/09
Episode is discussion among 5 professionals about FSD
The Nation, 9/28/2009, quoted in JoAnn Wypijewski’s discussion of hysteria and FSD.
L’Hebdo 7/11/09, profiled in “Sexualité féminine: Halte au plaisir médicalise” by Elisabeth Gordon. (Swiss newspaper)
Boston Globe 5/17/09, quoted at length in The Sunday Boston Globe Ideas
section article “The new romantics: Should we get the doctor out of the
bedroom?” by Drake Bennett. Article is analysis of medicalization of sex.
Orgasm, Inc. full length documentary about FSD, premiered in Toronto 5/2/09. Videographer followed me around for years and filmed speeches, FDA testimony, campaign planning meetings, etc.
Philadelphia Inquirer 4/26/09, quoted at length in extensive front page story “Drug firms keep up search for female Viagra” by Marie McCullough (w/ photo)
Alternet online, quoted on genital cosmetic surgery by Bonnie Zylbergold, on 4/17/09
American Psychological Assn. Monitor on Psychology 4/09 quoted at length in
“The debate over low libidos” by Rebecca Clay
Albuquerque Journal 1/19/09 quoted by Amanda Schoenberg in piece on LibiGel, new testosterone drug undergoing clinical trials
CTV documentary 12/6/08 “Pharma Sutra” by Robin Benger about years of New View vs. New Drugs for FSD (search for title on
Edmonton Sun 12/4/08 quoted in a piece on the 12/6 Canadian documentary “Pharma Sutra” featuring New Vew vs. new drugs for FSD
TIME magazine 11/19/08 Quoted extensively in “Plastic surgery below the belt” by
Laura Fitzpatrick following the New View street rally protesting genital
cosmetic surgery,8599,1859937,00.html
Crikey website, Australia 11/13/08, quoted in “Introducing the designer vagina:
Protests begin” by Miranda Burne and Ray Moynihan.
National Post Canada, 10/31/08 quoted on new research in “Only 12% of women
bothered by low sex drive: study” by Sharon Kirkey
Wilmington Delaware News Journal, 8/19/08 quoted at length in “Viagra may be able
to help women too” by Hiran Ratnayake
CBC (Canada) “Sunday Morning News” live radio interview, 3/30/08
US News & World Report, 3/27/08 Women Lacking Libido Aren't Sick
Birth of a "pink Viagra" would wrongly medicalize low sex drive, says Leonore Tiefer. Interview. By Lindsay Lyon
Washington Post, 3/12/08, “A Dose of Desire: The Race Is On to Create 'Pink Viagra,' But Some Women Aren't in the Mood for It” by David Segal;
Numerous quotes and photo
The Straits Times (Singapore) 1/28/08 Quoted in story on tantric sex in
Toronto Weekend, AM 640 live radio interview, 1/25/08
Toronto Star, 11/29/07, quoted on effects of Viagra revolution on young women
"Ideas" CBC (Canada) radio program interview - "The Ideas of Leonore
Tiefer" one hour long 9/27/07; Rebroadcast 5/6/08; Interview appears in CBC-edited volume Ideas for a New Century (edited by Bernie Lucht). New Fredericton, Canada: Goose Lane Books (2008)
BBC-Radio - London, interviewed for "Am I normal?" - 9/18/07
Live interview, WICC 600AM Radio (Bridgeport, CT), 8/21/07
Toronto Globe and Mail 8/2/07, quoted on cosmetic genital surgery
San Diego Union-Tribune, 8/4/07, quoted on new sexual
medicine clinic at Alvarado Hospital
Chicago Tribune, 8/1/07, quoted on Meston/Buss Texas study of
sexual motivations in Archives Sexual Behavior
San Francisco Chronicle, 6/3/07, quoted on cosmetic genital surgery
ABC-News "Nightline" 12/8/06 discussing new sex drug,
Bremelanotide. (taped 11/15/06) (rebroadcast 7/24/07)
CBS “Sunday Morning” TV news - featured interview on "A Nation of Pill-takers” 10/22/06 (show rebroadcast 8/5/07)
"Spin Talk" - Dublin radio - 9/8/06 live interview
The Independent (UK) 9/5/06 Quoted in article on prospective
orgasm pill
Herald News (New Jersey) 8/1/06 Quoted in article on PT-141
"Nine to Noon" - New Zealand national news radio - interview 4/10/06
“Life Matters” – Australian nationwide news radio – interview 2/15/06.
New York Times 1/13/06 Quoted in article on new books about
older women and sexuality
Kansas City Star 12/22/05 Quoted in article on PT-141
New York Magazine 11/14/05 Quoted in article on new sex
drug, PT-141. (same article and author, Dibbell, appears
in Sunday 4//23/06 The Observer)
Los Angeles Times 10/2/05 Quoted in cover magazine article on
Jennifer Berman and the new women’s sexuality clinics
Washington Post 9/20/05 Quoted in article on testosterone
treatments for women’s sexual problems
7/05, much coverage in Canadian press, especially Montreal Gazette, on New View conference
Seattle Times, 6/30/05, featured as part of investigative series
“Suddenly Sick” about Pharm-industry creating diseases and diagnoses; part V is all about FSD by Susan Kelleher and Duff Wilson
“The Current” - 6/21/05 National CBC radio show; interviewed in NY studio
on hormonal treatments for FSD
The Observer (UK) 6/12/05, quoted on the medicalisation of women’s sexuality
Science, 6/10/05, quoted in lengthy piece on new drugs for women’s sexual problems
New York Times, 6/5/05, quoted on women’s libido problems and testosterone treatments
Sydney Morning Herald, 3/31/05 on women’s libido problems and testosterone treatments
Psychology Today magazine, 2/05, quoted on pharma control of sex research
USNews & World Report, 1/24/05. quoted on Intrinsa
“Sex-TV” - 1/22/05 Canadian series; segment on “FSD” and new drugs
and New View critique
American Medical News, 1/17/05, quoted on Intrinsa
Miami Herald, 12/14/04, quoted on direct-to-consumer drug ads
Week of Nov 29, 2004 -Dec 6, 2004 Quoted in scores of
individual and wire stories on 12/2/04 FDA advisory committee meeting about Intrinsa - New York Times, Boston Globe, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Washington Times etc, etc.
Interviewed on CBS Evening News, NBC Evening News and ABC World News Tonight on 12/2/04 after Intrinsa rejected by FDA advisory panel.
Interviewed live on NBC “Today” by Katie Couric on 12/3/04 to discuss panel vote.
Interviewed live on “Good Morning America” on 12/5/04
Interviewed live by Brian Lehrer on WNYC-radio (NPR) on 12/ 6/04
Forbes, 11/29/04, quoted on new P&G drug, Intrinsa
Newsweek, 11/8/04, quoted on new P&G drug, Intrinsa
Genetic Engineering News, 9/15/04, 24: 8-9. “Point of View:
Are drugs really the answer to women’s sexual problems?”
Prevention magazine, 09/04, quoted as a sex therapist and
activist on women’s sexual life, problems, and treatments
Maclean's 7/19/04 quoted in “Female sexual dysfunction: Epidemic or
manufactured problem?” which also appears online in The Canadian Encyclopedia
NYTimes, 7/11/04, quoted on statistical studies of the contribution of sexual activity to measures of happiness
Glamour magazine, 7/04, featured in story on diversity among
sexuality experts in advice on women’s sexual problems
NYTimes, 6/21/04, commenting on epidemiological studies of sexual dysfunction
NYTimes, 6/6/04, commenting on hormone replacement therapies, and, in another
article, on gender differences in treatments for sexual problems
“CBS Evening News,” 5/3/04 and 5/4/04 commenting on new sex drugs for women
NYTimes, 3/16/04 commenting on brain studies of sexuality
NYTimes, 2/28/04 commenting on Pfizer ending trials of Viagra for women
Frankfurter Rundschau (Germany), 2/24/04, discussing
medicalization of women’s sexuality
ABC “20/20,” 2/20/04 commenting on new sex drugs for women
Northeast Magazine (Hartford Courant) Cover interview story,
2/8/04, on social construction of sexuality
Australian radio ABC documentary on women’s sexuality
1/26/04 (repeat of docu first shown 6/2/03) discussion of medicalization and new trends in rsch and treatment
Wall Street Journal, 11/4/03, commenting on new sex drugs for women
National Post (Canada) 10/20/03, commenting on new sex drugs for women
Vermont NPR “Public Health Radio” 10/03, interview on
medicalization and social construction of sexuality
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, 9/25/03, commenting on new sex drugs for women
NPR “Morning Edition” 8/3/03, commenting on 50th anniversary of Kinsey volume on women
Sacramento Bee, 8/17/03, commenting on new sex drugs for women
CNN 8/8/03, commenting on Atty Gen Ashcroft reviving prosecutions of pornographers “to protect women”
Washington Post, 7/29/03, commenting on new sex drugs for women
UPN9 (NY) TV News 7/22/03 commenting on new sex drugs for women
APA Monitor on Psychology 4/03, discussing medicalization of women’s sexual
Los Angeles Times, 4/28/03 commenting on new sex drugs for women
BBC “Horizon,” documentary “Sexual Chemistry,” 4/03
discussing medicalization of sexuality and the new trends
“CBS News” (NY) 3/3/03 commenting on new sex drugs for women
The Independent (UK), 2/12/03 commenting on new sex drugs for women
Boston Globe, 2/6/03, commenting on new sex drugs for women
"The second sexual revolution" 2001 Granada-TV/NYT
documentary covering the new sexuality drugs, shown on
TLC (The Learning Channel) obituary about Dr. Wiliam Masters 2/27/01
"FSD" segments on "pure oxygen" cable 2000. Interview of LT following
interview of Chris Veasley from National Vulvadynia Assn about
whether women will benefit from new drugs or are being exploited.
"Sex-TV" Canadian TV show; episode on "Female Sexual
Dysfunction" in 2000; featured interview
“Healthfacts,” 12/99, quoted on the Boston FSD conference, 10/28/99, quoted in piece on Boston FSD conference
"'Female sexual dysfunction' Alert: A new disorder invented for
women. Sojourner: The women's forum, Oct, 1999, P. 11
Op-ed by L Tiefer [reprinted in Sexualities, Evolution and
Gender, 2003, 5, 33-36]
New York Times 4/9/97, commenting on law case about
restrictions on businesses that list body parts that may not
be exposed or touched, including “female breast”
"The Compton Report" - 2/26/95 NBC-TV news show in Seattle,
live interview on Sex in America (Chicago survey) and Sex
is Not a Natural Act (other interviewee Gina Kolata of NYTimes)
New York Times 10/9/94 - quoted in column by Robert Lipsyte on

Teaching Experience

Colorado State University (1969-1977)
Undergraduate Courses:
Introductory Psychology (classes of 330)
Physiological Psychology (with lab)
Psychology of Women
Human Sexuality (classes of 330)
Graduate Courses:
Experimental Research Methods
Physiology of Motivation
Comparative Physiology of Sexual Behavior
Educational Theory and Technique
Nongonadal Hormones and Behavior
Female Sexuality
Sex Therapy

Downstate Medical Center (1977-1983)
Lecturer in medical students' psych. course, psych. residents' sexuality seminar Kingsboro psych. residents' seminar
Annual sexuality courses: Nurse-Midwifery Program and MD/PhD Program in Biological Psychology
Coordinator, Med/Nurs'g Students' Rape Companion Elective

Columbia University School of Nursing (1979-1981)
Annual sexuality courses: Adult Nursing and Nurse-Midwifery

Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn and Queens (1982-1984)
8 week seminars to OBS/GYN residents at St. Mary's Hospital

New York University Medical Center (1980- 2017)
Psychology Interns: 10 session ethics seminar (1984-1987)
Occasional lecturer: medical students and psychiatry residents
Annual sexuality seminar for psychology interns (1988- 94)

Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1988- 2010)
Annual psychiatry, geriatric medicine, primary care, and family practice residents' sex therapy lectures
Annual psychology interns' sex therapy course
Annual lectures to 1st and 2nd year med. students on exuality
Cont Ed Conf. Co-Director (4/1/95) "Sexuality Update"
Annual lecture in community medicine residency “Health
Activism” course, 2003+

Florida Mental Health Institute, Tampa (10/18/95)
1 day workshop: "Exploring sexuality and treating sexual dysfunctions: A feminist perspective" (with Brunhild Kring)

Indiana University of Pennsylvania (12/6/95)
1/2 day workshop: "Towards a feminist sex therapy"

Rollins University, Winter Park (4/3/98)
1 day workshop: "Feminist sex therapy: So much to understand, so little honest talk"

Association for Women in Psychology (3/97; 3/98; 3/03, 3/16)
1/2 day workshops: "Masturbation: Pleasure, tension release,
and other motives and scripts" “A New View of Women’s
Sexual Problems”, “Reviving the Older Women’s Caucus”

Council of Nephrology Social Workers (3/99)
1/2 day workshop: "Sexuality in Renal Failure"

Nazareth College, Rochester, NY (10/03)
1/2 day workshop, “A New View of Women’s Sexual Problems”

Sexuality Study Group, Zagreb, Croatia (7/09)
1½ day consultation on techniques of sex therapy organized by Aleksander Stulhofer
of the University of Zagreb

Indiana University of Pennsylvania (4/12/12)
½ day workshop on ““Integrating a Non-Medical View of Sexual Problems into Clinical Practice: The Contribution of the New View Campaign”

Liverpool Partners in Psychosexual Supervision (PiPS) (5/17/13)
Full day workshop on “Integrating a Non-Medical View of Sexual Problems into Clinical Practice: The Contribution of the New View Campaign”

Sexuality Study Group, Ljubljana, Slovenia (5/23/13)
3 hour workshop: "Towards a feminist sex therapy"

1. Tiefer, L. (1979) Human Sexuality: Feelings and Functions. New York: Harper & Row.

2. Kaschak, L. & Tiefer, L. (Eds) (2001) A New View of Women's Sexual Problems Binghamton, NY: The Haworth Press.

3. Tiefer, L., Brick, P. & Kaplan, M. (2003) A New View of Women's Sexual Problems: A Teaching Manual. New York, NY: The Campaign for a New View.

4. Tiefer, L. (2004) Sex is Not a Natural Act, and other essays. 2nd edition, Boulder, CO: Westview Press. (1st edition, 1995)
[chapter 8 "The Kiss" (reprinted in Crossing Cultures: Readings for Composition, 2nd edition, edited by Knepler and Knepler, pages
268-271)](other reprinted chapters, initially published as separate articles, listed below under Professional Journal Articles).

5. Tiefer, L. & Potts, A. (Eds) (July, 2006, vol 9, no.3) Special issue of Sexualities titled Viagra Culture.

6. Tiefer, L. (Ed) (November, 2008, vol 18, no. 4) Special issue of Feminism & Psychology titled
Special Issue on the New View Campaign against the Medicalization of Sex: Academics,
Activism, Applications.

7. Tiefer, L. (2009) History of the Association for Women in Psychology, Part II. (1989-2009)
Pamphlet published by AWP. Available at

8. Cacchioni, T. and Tiefer, L. (Eds) (July-Aug, 2012, vol 49, no. 4) Special issue of The Journal of Sex Research
titled The Medicalization of Sex.

Book Chapters
1. Tiefer, L. (1974) Psychological research on consequences of increased population density. In P.O. Foss (ed.), Environment and Colorado: A Handbook. CSU: Environmental Resources Center.

2. Tiefer, L. (1975) Physiological psychology. In Psychology Today: An Introduction. CRM Publications.

3. Tiefer, L. (1978) The context and consequences of contemporary sex research: A feminist perspective. In T. McGill, D. Dewsbury, & B. Sachs (eds.) Sex and Behavior: Status and Prospectus. New York: Plenum Press. PP 363-385.
Reprinted in Cox, S. (ed.) (1981) Female Psychology: The emerging self New York: St. Martin's Press.

4. Tiefer, L and Dunn, M. E. (1980) Sex and the sex therapist: A survey of attitudes and behaviors of American practitioners. In R. Forleo & W. Pasini (eds.), Medical Sexology. Littleton, MA: PSG Publishing Co.

5. Tiefer, L. (1986) "Am I Normal?": The question of sex. In C. Tavris (ed.), Everywoman's Emotional Well-Being. New York: Doubleday. Pp. 54-72.

6. Tiefer, L. (1987) Social Constructionism and the study of human sexuality. In P. Shaver & C. Hendrick (eds.), Sex and Gender, vol 7 of the Review of Personality and Social Psychology. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications. Pp. 70-94.
Reprinted in E. Stein (ed.), Forms of Desire: Sexual orientation and the social constructionist controversy (1990) Garland Publishing Co., Redistributed by Routledge, 1993.

7. Tiefer, L. (1988) A feminist perspective on sexology and sexuality. In M. Gergen (ed.), Feminist Thought and the Structure of Knowledge. New York: NYU Press. Pp 16-26.

8. Tiefer, L. & Melman, A. (1989) Evaluation and treatment of erectile failure. In S. R. Leiblum & R. C. Rosen (eds.), Principles and Practice of Sex Therapy, 2nd ed., New York: Guilford Press. Pp. 207-236.

9. Tiefer, L. (1992) Feminism and sex research: Ten years' reminiscences and appraisal. In J. Chrisler & D. Howard (eds.), New Directions in Feminist Psychology. NY: Springer Publishing Co., Pp. 87-100.

10. Tiefer, L. & A. Melman (1992) Surgery for erectile disorders: Operative procedures and psychological issues. In R. C. Rosen & S. R. Leiblum (eds.), Erectile Failure: A comprehensive handbook. New York: Guilford Press. Pp. 255-282.

11. Tiefer, L. (1992) Feminism matters in sexology. In W. Bezemer, P. Cohen-Kettenis, K. Slob, & N. VanSonSchoones (eds.), Sex Matters. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publications. Pp. 308.

12. Tiefer, L. (1994) Women's sexuality: Not a matter of health. In A. J. Dan (ed.), Reframing Women's Health: Multidisciplinary research and practice. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications. Pp. 151-162.

13. . Tiefer, L. (1997) Medicine, morality, and public management of sexual matters. In L. Segal (ed.), New Sexual Agendas. New York: NYU Press. Pp. 103-112.
Reprinted in Heasley, R & Crane, B. (eds) (2003) Sexualities: A Reader on the Theories and Realities of Human Sexuality. (Pp. 300-306) Boston: MA: McGraw-Hill.

14. Tiefer, L. (1997) Sexual biology and the symbolism of the natural. In M. M. Gergen & S. N. Davis (eds.), Toward a New Psychology of Gender: A reader. New York: Routledge. Pp. 363-374.

15. Tiefer, L (1998) A feminist activist in sexology. In G. G. Brannigan, E. R. Allgeier, & A. R. Allgeier (eds.), The Sex Scientists. New York: Longman. Pp. 88-99.

16. Tiefer, L. (1999) Challenging sexual naturalism, the Shibboleth of sex research and popular sexology. In D. Bernstein (ed.) Gender and Motivation (Vol. 45 of Current Theory and Research in Motivation). Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. Pp. 143-172.

17. Tiefer, L. (1999) "Don't look for perfects": A commentary on clinical work and social constructionism. In J. Bohan & G. Russell (eds) Conversations about Psychology and Sexual Orientation., New York: NYU Press. Pp. 77-84.

18. Tiefer, L. (2000) The social construction and social effects of sex research: The sexological model of sexuality. In C. B. Travis & J. W. White (eds.), Sexuality, Society and Feminism. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association. Pp. 79-107.

19. Tiefer, L. (2000) Discussion paper: Let's look at contexts. In J. Bancroft (ed.), The Role of Theory in Sex Research. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. Pp 46-50.

20. Tiefer, L. (2000) The Social Construction of Women's Sexuality: The dangers of pharmaceutical industry interest. In J. Ussher (ed.) Women's Health: Contemporary International Perspectives. Leicester, UK: British Psychological Ass'n. Pp. 124-129.

21. Tiefer, L. (2000) Sexology and sex research. In Kramarae,C & Spender, Dale Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women: Global Women's Issues and Knowledge.

22. Tiefer, L. (2001) Feminist Critique of Sex Therapy: Foregrounding the politics of sex. In P. Kleinplatz (ed.), New Directions in Sex Therapy. NY: Brunner/Mazel., Pp 29-49

23. Tiefer, L. (2001) Arriving at a "new view" of women's sexual problems: Background, theory, and activism. In Kaschak, L. & Tiefer, L. (Eds) A New View of Women's Sexual Problems Binghamton, NY: Haworth, Pp 63-98.

24. Tiefer, L. (2002) The capacity for outrage: Feminism, humor, and sex. In Bancroft, J (Ed) Sex and Humor: Selections from the Kinsey Institute Collection. Blooomington: Indiana University Press, Pp 22-38.

24. Tiefer, L. (2002) The capacity for outrage: Feminism, humor, and sex. In Bancroft, J (Ed) Sex and Humor: Selections from the Kinsey Institute Collection. Blooomington: Indiana University Press, Pp 22-38.

25. Tiefer, L., Rosen, R., Giami, A., Popay, J., Graham, C. & Sanders, S. (2004) Qualitative Health Research and Sexual Dysfunction. In T. Lue, R. Basson, R. Rosen, F. Giuliano, S. Khoury & F. Montorsi (Eds) Sexual Medicine: Sexual Dysfunctions in men and women Paris, France: Health Publications. Pp 161-170.

26. Tiefer, L. and the Working Group. (2004) A new view of women’s sexual problems. In P. Caplan & L. Cosgrove (Eds) Bias in Psychiatric Diagnoses, Lanham, MD: Jason Aronson, Pp. 233-23.

27. Tiefer, L. (2007) Sexuopharmacology: A fateful new element in sexual scripts. In The Sexual Self: The Construction of Sexual Scripts, Michael Kimmel (Ed.), Vanderbilt University Press, Pp. 239-248.

28. Tiefer, L. (2007) Capitalizing on women's health: The myth of "female sexual dysfunction." In Herdt, G & Howe. C. (Eds) 21st Century Sexualities: Contemporary Issues in Health, Education and Rights. Routledge, Pp. 95-97.

29. Tiefer, L. (2008) Sexual Problems. In Sherif, K. and Clouse, A. L. (Eds) Women's Health in Clinical Practice: A handbook for primary care. Humana Press: Totowa, NJ., Pp. 97-104

30. Tiefer, L. (2008) The Ideas of Leonore Tiefer, In Canadian Broadcasting Corporation volume Ideas for a New Century (edited by Bernie Lucht). New Fredericton, Canada: Goose Lane Books, Pp 158-177.

31. Tiefer, L. and Hall, M. (2010) A Skeptical View of Desire Norms and Disorders promotes Clinical Success. In Sandra Leiblum (ed.) Treating Sexual Desire Disorders: A Clinical Casebook. Guilford Press. Pp 114-132.

32. Tiefer, L. (2012) The ‘New View’ Campaign: A Feminist Critique of Sex Therapy and An Alternative Vision, In Peggy Kleinplatz, (Ed.), New Directions in Sex Therapy. 2nd edition. Routledge. Pp 21-35.

33. Tiefer, L. (2012) Bleeding in Prague. In Boccalatte, S & Jones, M (eds) Blood. P. 145.

34. Tiefer, L. (2015) Women’s Sexual Problems: Is there a Pill for That? In The Wrong Prescription: How medicine and media create a “need” for treatments, drugs and surgery ed by J. Chrisler and M. McHugh. Santa Barbara: Praeger. (Pp. 147-160)

Encyclopedia Entries

1. Tiefer (1989) in H. Tierney, H. (ed) Women's Studies Encyclopedia, vol I. New York: Greenwood Press.
Orgasm, P. 261-262.
Sexuality (female), P. 346-349.

2. Tiefer, L. (2004) In M. Kimmel & A. Aronson (Eds) Men and Masculinities: A social, cultural and historical encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio.,
Erectile Dysfunction P. 254-257.

3. Tiefer, L. (2014) In M. Kimmel, C. Milrod, & A. Kannedy (Eds.) Cultural Encyclopedia of the Penis. Lanham, MA: Rowman & Littlefield.
Viagra P. 236-237.

Professional Journal Articles
1. Tiefer, L. (1969) Copulatory behavior of male Rattus norvegicus in a multiple-female exhaustion test. Animal Behaviour, 71, 718-721.

2. Tiefer, L. (1970) Gonadal hormones and mating behavior in the adult golden hamster. Hormones and Behavior, 1, 189-202.

3. Tiefer, L. & W. A. Johnson (1971) Female sexual behavior in male golden hamsters. Journal of Endocrinology, 51, 615-620.

4. Johnson, W. A. & L. Tiefer (1972) Sexual preferences in neonatally castrated male golden hamsters. Physiology and Behavior, 9, 213-217.

5. Tiefer, L. & W. A. Johnson (1973) Restorative effect of various androgens on copulatory behavior of the male golden hamster. Hormones and Behavior, 4, 359-364.

6. Johnson, W. A. & L. Tiefer (1974) Mating in castrated male rats during combined treatment with estradiol benzoate and fluoxymesterone. Endocrinology, 95, 912-915.

7. Tiefer, L. & W. A. Johnson (1975) Neonatal androstenedione and mating behavior in the golden hamster. Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology, 88, 239-247.

8. Tiefer, L. (1979) College women's experiences with and attitudes towards pelvic examinations. Women and Health, 4, 385-395.

9. Friedman, S., L. Tiefer, & R. Dickes (1980) Psychiatry course discussion groups and human sexuality. Journal of Psychiatric Education, 4, 313-321.

10. Tiefer, L. & A. Melman (1983) Interview of wives: A necessary adjunct in the evaluation of impotence. Sexuality and Disability, 6, 167-175.

11. Carter, A. C., J. G. Feldman, L. Tiefer, & J. K. Hausdorff (1985) Methods of motivating the practice of breast self-examination: A randomized trial. Preventive Medicine, 14, 555-572.

12. Tiefer, L. (1986) In pursuit of the perfect penis: The medicalization of male sexuality. American Behavioral Scientist, 29, 579-599.
[Reprinted in M.S. Kimmel (Ed) (1987) Changing Men: New directions in research on men and masculinity, Newbury Park: CA: Sage Publications; also in A. Minas (Ed) (1993) Gender Basics: Feminist perspectives on women and men. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth; also in Kimmel, Michael and Messner, Michael (eds)(n.d.) Men's Lives, New York/Toronto: Macmillan/Maxwell, 2nd edition, also in K. Lebacqz and C. Sinacore-Gunn (2000) Sexuality: A Reader. Pilgrim Press.]

13. Tiefer, L. & A. Melman (1987) Adherence to recommendations and improvement over time in men with erectile dysfunction evaluated in a urology department. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 16, 301-310.

14. Melman, A., L. Tiefer, & R. Pedersen (1988) Evaluation of the first 406 patients in a urology department based center for male sexual dysfunction . Urology, 32, 6-10.

15. Pedersen, B., L. Tiefer, M. Ruiz, & A. Melman (1988) Evaluation of patients and partners one to four years following penile prosthesis surgery. Journal of Urology, 139, 956-958.

16. Tiefer, L., B. Pedersen & A. Melman (1988) Psychosocial followup of penile prosthesis implant patients and partners. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 14, 184-201.

17. Tiefer, L. (1988) A feminist critique of the sexual dysfunction nomenclature. Women and Therapy, 7, 5-21.

18. Stein, M., L. Tiefer, & A. Melman (1990) Followup observations of operated male-to-female transsexuals. Journal of Urology, 143, 1188-1192.

19. Tiefer, L. (1991) Sexual biology and the symbolism of the natural. [Sexualwissenschaft und die Beschwöring des Natürlichen] Zeitschrift für Sexualforschung, 4, 97-108. [Reprinted in S. Davis & M. Gergen (eds) (1996) Toward a New Psychology of Gender: A Reader, New York: Routledge.]

20. Tiefer, L., S. Moss, & A. Melman (1991) Followup of patients and partners experiencing penile prosthesis malfunction and corrective surgery. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 17, 113-128.

21. Tiefer, L. (1991) Historical, scientific, clinical, and feminist criticisms of "The human sexual response cycle" model. Annual Review of Sex Research, 2, 1-23.
[Excerpts reprinted in R. A. Nye (Ed.) (1999) Sexuality, Oxford University Press; Kimmel & Plante, (Eds) (2003) Sexualities: Identity, Behavior, and Society. Oxford University Press.]

22. Tiefer, L. (1991) A brief history of the Association for Women in Psychology: 1969-1991. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 15, 635-649. [A longer pamphlet version available.]

23. Tiefer, L. (1991) New perspectives in sexology: From rigor (mortis) to richness. Journal of Sex Research, 28, 593-602.

24. Tiefer, L. (1991) Commentary on the status of sex research: Feminism, sexuality, and sexology. Journal of Psychology and Human Sexuality, 4, 5-42.

25. Tiefer, L. (1992) Feminism matters in sexology. Medical Sex Journal of South Africa, 3, 3-6.

26. Tiefer, L. (1992) Critique of the DSM-III-R nosology of sexual dysfunctions. Psychiatric Medicine, 10, 227-245.

27. Tiefer, L. (1993) Some harms to women from restrictions on sexually related expression. New York Law School Law Review, 37, 95-101.

28. Tiefer, L. (1993) A progress report on the medicalization of male sexuality. [Uber die Medikaliesierung mannlicker Sexualitat] Zeitschrift für Sexualforschung, 6, 119-131.

29. Tiefer, L. (1994) Sex is not a natural act. Zeitschrift für Sexualforschung, 7, 36-42.

30. Tiefer, L. (1994) Three crises facing sexology. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 23, 361-374.

31. Tiefer, L. (1994) The medicalization of impotence: Normalizing phallocentrism. Gender and Society, 8, 363-377.

32. Davis-Joseph, B., L. Tiefer, & A. Melman (1995) Accuracy of the initial history and physical examination to establish the etiology of erectile dysfunction. Urology, 45, 498-502.

33. Tiefer, L. & B. Kring (1995) Gender and the organization of sexual behavior. Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 18, 25-37.

34. Tiefer, L. (1995) Resisting medicalization requires more than balance. Journal of Sex Education and Therapy, 21, 62-63.

35. Tiefer, L. & D. Schuetz-Mueller (1995) Psychological issues in diagnosis and treatment of erectile disorders. Urologic Clinics of North America, 22, 767-773.

36. Schutz-Mueller, D., L. Tiefer, & A. Melman (1995) Followup of vacuum and non-vacuum constriction devices as treatments for erectile dysfunction. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy. 21, 227-236.

37. Tiefer, L. (1996) Towards a feminist sex therapy. Women & Therapy, 19, 53-64. [Simultaneously published in M. Hall (Ed) Sexualities, New York: Haworth Press]

38. Tiefer, L. (1996) The medicalization of sexuality: Conceptual, normative, and professional issues. Annual Review of Sex Research, 7, 252-282.

39. Tiefer, L. (1998) Masturbation: Beyond caution, complacency, and contradiction. Sexual & Marital Therapy, 13, 9-14.

40. Tiefer, L. (1998) Doing the Viagra tango: Sex pill as symbol and substance. Published simultaneously in Radical Philosophy, #92, 2-5; and Zeitschrift für Sexualforschung, 11: 346-352.
[Reprinted in Idea, the newsletter of the ProChoice Coalition; also reprinted in The Practice and Politics of Women's Health, ed by Barbara Seaman and Gary Null, 2000, Seven Stories Press.]

41. Tiefer, L. (2000) Agreeing to disagree: Multiple views on gender laws and transsex. Feminism and Psychology, 10, 36-40.

42. Tiefer, L. (2000) Sexology and the pharmaceutical industry: The threat of co-optation. Journal of Sex Research, 37, 273-283.

43. Tiefer, L. (2000) The medicalization of women's sexuality: There's a new market, but who will benefit? American J. Nursing, 100, 11.

44. Tiefer, L. (2000) Sexual misinformation has harmed America. In M. Williams (ed), Sex: Opposing viewpoints. San Diego: Greenhaven Press. (this is reprinted from "The opposite of sex," an interview of LT in Ms magazine, August/September, 1999)

45. Tiefer, L. (2001) The selling of 'female sexual dysfunction'. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 27, 625-628.
[reprinted in Zeitschrift für Sexualforschung, 2000, 13, 66-68]

46. Tiefer, L. (2001) The 'consensus' conference on female sexual dysfunction: Conflicts of interest and hidden agendas" Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 27, 227-236.

47. Tiefer, L. (2001) A new view of women's sexual problems: Why new? Why now?. Journal of Sex Research, 38, 89-96.

48. Tiefer, L. (2001) "Dr. Yes. The mixed up legacy of William Masters, MD.

49. Tiefer, L. (2002) Arriving at a "new view" of women's sexual problems: Background, analysis, activism. Women & Therapy, 24, 63-98. [Special issue simutaneously published as a book, A New View of Women’s Sexual Problems, ed. by Kaschak & Tiefer]

50. Tiefer, L., Tavris, C. & Hall, M. (2002) Beyond dysfunction: A new view of women's sexual problems. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 28, 225-232.

51. Tiefer, L. (2002) Beyond the medical model of women's sexual problems: A campaign to resist the promotion of 'female sexual dysfunction.' Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 17,127- 135.

52. Tiefer, L. & Giami, A. (2002) Sexual behaviour and its medicalisation. British Medical Journal, 325 (7354), 45.

53. Tiefer, L. (2002) The emerging global discourse of sexual rights. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 28, 439-444.

54. Tiefer, L. (2002). Pleasure, medicalization, and the tyranny of the natural. SIECUS Report, 30 (4) 23-26.

55. Hartley, H. & Tiefer, L. (2003). Taking a biological turn: The push for a "female Viagra" and the medicalization of women's sexual problems. Women's Studies Quarterly, 31, 42-54.

56. Tiefer, L. (2003) Taking back women’s sexuality. In the Family.
8: 14-17.

57. Tiefer, L. (2003) Female sexual dysfunction (FSD): Witnessing social construction in action. Sexuality, Evolution, and Gender, 5, 33-35. (slightly adapted from Sojourner, October, 1999, “Female sexual dysfunction alert: A new disorder invented for women.”)

58. Tiefer, L. (2003) A recent debate on whether female sexual dysfunction is a pharmaceutical industry creation. British Medical Journal electronic rapid response. July 12, 2003.

59. Tiefer, L. (2003) The Pink Viagra story. Radical Philosophy, # 121, 2-5.

60. Tiefer, L. (2004) Biological politics (read: propaganda) remains alive and well in sexology: A commentary on Biological Politics (1984) by Janet Sayers. Feminism and Psychology, 14(3), 436-441.

61. Tiefer, L. (2004) Challenging the new medicalization of women’s sexual problems. (in German “Offensive gegen die Medikalisierung weiblicher Sexualbrobleme”) Familiendynamik, 2(2), 121-138.

62. Tiefer, L. (2004) Ahead of its time - Even Now - Kitzinger as
Cassandra: A commentary on The Social Construction of Lesbianism. Feminism and Psychology, 14(4) 511-514.

63. Tiefer, L. (2004) Female Sexual Dysfunction is Being Medicalized
by the Pharmaceutical Industry. Current Sexual Health Reports, 1(4) 117-119.

64. Tiefer, L. (2005) Dyspareunia is the only valid sexual dysfunction, and certainly the only important one. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 34, 49-51.

65. Tiefer, L. (2005, September, 26) Omissions, Biases, and Nondisclosed Conflicts of Interest: Is There a Hidden Agenda in the NAMS Position Statement? Medscape General Medicine. Contemporary Issues in Ob/Gyn & Women's Health

66. Tiefer L (2006) Female Sexual Dysfunction: A Case Study of Disease Mongering and Activist Resistance. Public Library of Science Med 3(4): e178.

67. Tiefer, L. (2006) Sex Therapy as a Humanistic Enterprise. Sex & Relationship Therapy, 21, 359-375.

68. Tiefer, L. (2006) The Viagra phenomenon. Sexualities. 9: 273-294

69. Tiefer, L. (2006) Online CME course on "A New View Approach to Men's Sexual Problems." Medscape.

70. Tiefer, L. (2006) Sex and disease-mongering: A special case? Monash Bioethics Review. 25, 28-35.

71. Tiefer, L. (2007) Beneath the veneer: The troubled past and future of sexual medicine. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 33, 473-477.

72. Tiefer, L. (2008) Prognosis: More Pharmasex. Sexualities. 11, 53-59.

73. Tiefer, L. (2008) Female Cosmetic Genital Surgery: Freakish or inevitable? Analysis from medical marketing, bioethics, and feminist Theory. Feminism & Psychology, 18: 466-479.

74. Tiefer, L. (2008) The New View in Activism and Academics 10 Years On
Feminism & Psychology, 18: 451-456.

75. Tiefer, L. (2009) Misconstruing sex therapy’s dilemmas: The need for sexualwissenschaft, sex education, and primary prevention. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 38, 1046-1047.

76. Tiefer, L. (2010) Still Resisting After All These Years: An update on sexuo-medicalization and on the New View Campaign to Challenge the Medicalization of Women’s Sexuality. Sex and Relationship Therapy, 25, 189–196

77. Braun, V. & Tiefer, L. (2010) The ‘designer vagina’ and the pathologisation of female genital diversity: interventions for change. Radical Psychology, 8:1

78. Tiefer, L. (2010) Activism on the medicalization of sex and female genital cosmetic surgery by the New View Campaign in the United States. Reproductive Health Matters. 18:1–8.

79. Cacchioni, T. & Tiefer, L. (2012) Why medicalization? Introduction to the special issue on the medicalization of sex. Journal of Sex Research, 49: 307-310.

80. Tiefer, L. (2012) Medicalizations and demedicalizations of sexuality therapies. Journal of Sex Research, 49: 311-318.

81. Tiefer, L., Witczak, K. & Heath, I. (2013) A call to challenge the “Selling of Sickness.” BMJ (British Medical Journal), 346: f.2809.

82. Tiefer, L. (2014) My cautionary breast cancer tale. Women & Theapy, 37, 301-310.

83. Tiefer L. Medicine, Sexual Norms, and the Role of the DSM. Virtual Mentor. 2014; 16:923-927.

84. Tiefer, L. (2014) Waking up to the medicalization of sex. Hysteria #2.

85. Tiefer, L. Laan, E. & Basson, R. (2015) Missed Opportunities in the Patient-Focused Drug Development Public Meeting and Scientific Workshopon Female Sexual Dysfunction Held at the FDA, October 2014. Journal of Sex Research. 52(6): 601-3. DOI: 10.1080/00224499.2014.1003362.

¬86. Basson, R, Correia, S, Driscoll, M, Laan, E, Toates, F & Tiefer, L. (2015) Problematic endorsement of models describing sexual response of men and women with a sexual partner. Journal of Sexual Medicine 12, pp. 1848–1850.

87. Tiefer, L. (2016) The Hunt for the Pink Viagra. Healthwatch Newsletter #100. P. 5, 8.

88. Tiefer, L. (2017) Apples and Oranges: “Sexual Medicine” and the effort to deny that counting and classifying are political acts. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 43(3), 246-249.

89. Driscoll, M., Basson, R., Brotto, L. Correia, S., Goldmeier, D., Laan, E., Luria, M., Shultz, W., Tiefer, L., & Toates, F. (2017). Empirically Supported Incentive Model of Sexual Response Ignored. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 14 (5), 758-9.

90. Tiefer, L. (2017) Unpacking the Popularity of a Paper on Feigning Sexual Pleasure: Consider both sexual politics and 21st century profits.” Sexualities,

Popular Magazines and Newspapers

Bargaining in Bed: "I won't say you're a lousy lover if you make me feel loved" and other trade-offs. November, 1976

"The Opposite of Sex - an interview of LT by Moira Brennan in Ms. August/September 1999. [Sections reprinted in Wiliams, Mary (ed)(2000) Sex: Opposing Viewpoints. Greenhave Press, P. 52-59.]

Playgirl Advisor
Monthly advice column, August 1976 - July, 1977

Monthly advice column, August 1977 - October, 1977

Human Nature
The Kiss, July 1978

The New York Daily News
¬¬Weekly column from September 22, 1980-February 9, 1981:
The myth of spontaneity
The new infidels
Masters and Johnson: Overplaying the Big O
Bring back the kid stuff
Shedding light on sex in the dark
Finding help that really works
Does sex mix with friendship?
Old age is no celibation
Sex is an unnatural act
Sex as communication? Save your breath.
When beauty is the beast
Sexual politics: Men relearn the rules
The birth control maze
The lesson of "Elephant Man"
Answers to readers' questions
The "peak years" of our lives
Sex books: Love by formula
Free love and free enterprise
Sex wars: Everyone loses
Troubleshooting a sexual problem

Prime Time Magazine
Advice to the Lovelorn. July, 1981
Keeping a Secret. April/May, 1981
How to rate a How-To book. November, 1981

Life Options
One week in the search for self-fulfillment, Spring, 1983

New York Times Book Review
For Better Sex, says Dr. Frieda, see 'Robert's Rules of Order'
With Carol Tavris, October 30, 1994
(reprinted in L. A. Times, 11/14/94)

Sexual Medicine Today
Sex therapy - whose norms to use? May, 1979

Los Angeles Times
Op-Ed, October 20, 1999. “Viagra for women is the wrong Rx” by Leonore Tefer and Carol Tavris

Op-Ed, November 14, 2014. “Pink Viagra”: The sham drug idea of the year” by Ellen Laan and Leonore Tiefer
The Guardian
Op-Ed, June 5, 2015. “We shouldn't push dubious 'pink Viagra' pills on women and call it emancipation” by Barbara Mintzes and Leonore Tiefer

Wall Street Journal
Book reviews - 2015, 2016, 2017

Book Reviews
1. The Anatomy of Mental Illness by Arthur Janov. Psychology Today, 1972.

2. The Tell-Tale Eye by Eckhard Hess. Psychology Today, 1975.

3. The Psychology of Sex Differences by Eleanor Maccoby & Carol Jacklin. SIECUS Report, 1976.

4. Sexual Scripts: The social construction of female sexuality by Judith Long Laws & Pepper Schwartz. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 1979, 3, 410-413.

5. Handbook of Sex Therapy edited by Joseph and Leslie LoPiccolo. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 1979, 24, 42-43.

6. Love and Love-Sickness by John Money. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 1982, 7, 914-917.

7. A History of Women's Bodies by Edward Shorter. SIECUS Report, 1983.

8. The Lesbian Issue: Essay from SIGNS edited by E. Freedman, B.C. Gelpi. S.L. Johnson & K.M. Weston. Sex Roles, 1987, 16, 537-538.

9. Intercourse by Andrea Dworkin. Sex Roles, 1988, 19, 255-258.
{reprinted in Contemporary Literary Criticism, 1999, ed by T. White & J. Hunter]

10. The Social Construction of Lesbianism by Celia Kitzinger. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 1990, 19, 95-97.

11. Disorders of Desire: Sex and gender in modern American sexology by Janice Irvine. Journal of the History of Sexuality, 1993, 3,658-660.

12. The Selling of DSM: The rhetoric of science in psychiatry by Stuart Kirk & Herb Kutchins. Journal of Sex Research, 1993, 30, 94-96.

13. Sexual Citizenship: The material construction of sexualities by David T. Evans. The Women's Review of Books, March, 1994, p. 15. [Reprinted in Zeitschrift für Sexualforschung, 1995, 8, 382-385.]

14. House of Cards: Psychology and psychotherapy built on myth by Robyn M. Dawes. New York Newsday, July, 28, 1994.

15. Only Words by Catharine A. MacKinnon. Readings: A Journal of Reviews and Commentary in Mental Health, 1994, 9, 18-21.

16. The Sexual Brain by Simon LeVay. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 1994, 440-441.

17. Talk Dirty To Me: An intimate philosophy of sex by Sallie Tisdale. The Women's Review of Books, October, 1994, 11, 20.

18. The Girl Problem: Female Sexual Delinquency in New York, 1900-1930 by Ruth Alexander. The Women's Review of Books, October, 1995, 13, 22.

19. Solitary Pleasures: The historical, literary, and artistic discourses of autoeroticism edited by Paula Bennett and Vernon Rosario. The Women's Review of Books, May, 1996, 13, 14.

20. Sexual Knowledge, Sexual Science: The history of attitudes to sexuality edited by Roy Porter & Mikulas Teich. Zeitschrift für Sexualforschung, 1996, 9, 367-369.

21. Subversive Dialogues: Theory in feminist therapy by Laura S. Brown. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 1996, 20, 457-459.

22. Against Nature: Essays on history, sexuality, identity by Jeffrey Weeks. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 1997, 26,

23. The Intimate Hour: Love and sex in psychotherapy by Susan Baur. Sunday Newsday, Jan 5, 1997

24. An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamieson. Women & Therapy, 1998, 21: 107-109.

25. Lessons from the Intersexed by Suzanne Kessler and Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex by Alice Dormurat Dreger. The Women's Review of Books, November, 1998, 10-12.

26. Embodied Practices: Feminist perspectives on the body, Ed. by Kathy Davis. Theory and Psychology, 1999, 9, 856-858.

27. Sexing the Body: Gender politics and the construction of sexuality by Anne Fausto-Sterling. The Women's Review of Books, April, 2000, 8-9.

28. Heterosexuality in Question by Stevi Jackson. Sexualities, 2000, 3, 371-372.

29. The Technology of Orgasm by Rachel Maines. Women and Therapy, 2001, 23, 85-87.

30. For Women Only: A revolutionary guide to overcoming sexual dysfunction and reclaiming your sex life by Jennifer and Laura Berman, with Elisabeth Bumiller. In the Family, 2001, 7, 22-24.

31. Did you hear about the girl who...?: Contemporary legends, folklore, and human sexuality by Mariamne H. Whatley and Elissa R. Henken. The Women's Review of Books, October 2001, 18-19.

32. As Nature Made Him: The body who was raised as a girl by John Colapinto. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 2002, 31: 303-304.

33. Feminine Sexuality by Alcira M. Alizade. Zeitschrift für Sexualforschung, 15, 357-359.

34. Doing Qualitative Research, Crabtree, B. F. & Miller, W. L. (eds); Morse, J. M. & Richards, L. Read Me First (for a User’s Guide to Qualitative Methods); Morse, J. M., Swanson, J. M., & Kuzel, A. J. (eds)The Nature of Qualitative Evidence; Patton, M. Q. Qualitative Research and Evaluation Methods, 3rd edition. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 2003, 29, 403-406.

35. The Story of V: A natural history of female sexuality
by Catherine Blackledge. JAMA, 2005, 293, 746. (February 9)

36. The Viagra AdVenture: Masculinity, Media, and the Performance of Sexual Health by Jay Baglia. Culture, Health and Sexuality, 2007, 9: 549-550.

37. Demystifying Love: Plain Talk for the Mental Health Professional by Stephen B. Levine. Psychiatric Times, 2008, 25.

38. Bodies by Susie Orbach. Times Literary Supplement, April 24, 2009, P. 12

39. Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How To Love, by Thomas Maier Times Literary Supplement, November 27, 2009, P. 4-5.

40. Sexuality, Health and Human Rights by Sonia Corrêa, Rosalind Petchesky, and Richard Parker. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 2011, 17, 37, 70-71.

41. The Life and Times of Stella Browne by Lesley A. Hall. Times Literary Supplement, September 30, 2011, p. 11.

42. The Philosophy of Viagra: Bioethical Responses to the Viagrification of the Modern World, edited by Thorsten Botz-Bornstein. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy. March, 2012, 218-220.

43. Moody Bitches: The Truth About the Drugs You're Taking, The Sleep You're Missing, The Sex You're Not Having, and What's Really Making You Crazy by Julie Holland. Wall Street Journal, March 26, 2015.

44. Anxious: Using the Brain to understand and treat fear and anxiety by Joseph LeDoux. Wall Street Journal, August 15, 2015.

45. Keep the Damned Women Out: The Struggle for coeducation. By Nancy Weiss Malkiel. Wall Street Journal, November 21, 2016.

46. Timely Encouragement for Art Therapists To Deal Frankly With Sexuality. Review of When Art Therapy meets Sex Therapy: Creative Explorations of Sex, Gender and Relationships By Einat S. Metzl. In PsychCRITIQUES-Contemporary Psychology V. 62(14) 2017.

47. Closing of the Feminist Mind, Review of Free Women Free Men by Camille Paglia. Wall St. Journal, March 24, 2017.

Research Grants

at Colorado State University
1969-1970 NIH Biomedical Sciences Support Grant $ 1, 400
1969-1971 NSF Undergrad Scientific Equipment
Grant (w/ David Avery) 25, 000
1970-1972 NIMH Small Grant 6, 714
1973-1975 NICHD Research Grant 34, 495
at Downstate Medical Center
1980-1983 NCI Research Grant
(Co-Princ. Investig. w/ Anne Carter) 339, 245

Professional Activities

Organizational activities:
International Academy of Sex Research (member: 1978- )
elected to membership: 1978
President: 1992-1993
representative to the International Consultation on Erectile Dysfunction, 1998-1999, 2002-2003

Association for Women in Psychology (member: 1978- )
Chairperson, Distinguished Publication Award Comm. 1980-86
National Conference Co-Coordinator 1987, Conf Comm 2003
National Coordinator: 1986-1989
Author of 1969-1989 and 1989-2008 Histories

Society for Sex Therapy and Research (member: 1980-2002 )
Newsletter Editor: 1983-1985
Secretary: 1986-1988

World Research Network on the Sexuality of Women & Girls
Co-Founder: 1991 & Newsletter Editor: 1991-1999
Conference organizer: 1st 1995 (Provincetown);
2nd 1996 (Amsterdam); 3rd 1997 (Spain);
4th 1997 (Baton Rouge); 5th 1999 (New York City)

Montefiore Working Group on Gender Dysphoria (1992-96)
Co-Convenor and Moderator [subsequently moved to New York State Psychiatric Institute where it continues: 1996-]

Association for Women in Psychology (AWP)
International Academy of Sex Research (IASR)
Int’l Ass'n for Study of Sexuality, Culture & Society (IASSCS)
Psychologists for Social Responsibility (PsySR)
Sex Information and Education Council of the US (SIECUS)
Society for the Scientific Study of Sex (SSSS)
Society for Social Studies of Science (SSSS)
Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI)
New York Institute for the Humanities Seminar:
Sex, Gender and Consumer Culture (1982-1993)
American Psychological Assn (1970s to 2000), elected Fellow

Professional Journal activities:
Book Review Editor
Women & Therapy: 1985-1989
Journal of Sex Education & Therapy: 1989-1995
Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy: 1995-2013

Consulting Editor
Psychology of Women Quarterly: 1976-1985
Sexuality & Disability: 1985-1986
Archives of Sexual Behavior: 1988-2010
Journal of Psychology & Human Sexuality (now the International Journal of Sexuality and Health): 1990-
Annual Review of Sex Research: 1995-
Journal of Sex Research: 1996-2011
Sexualities (UK): 1996-

Associate Editor
Journal of Sex Research: 1992-1996

Boards of Directors
New York City Task Force on Sexual Assault: 1977-1984
(Chair: 1980-1984)
New York City Coalition on Women's Mental Health: 1986-87
National Coalition Against Censorship: 1992-
Vice-Chair, 2004-
Community Church of New York Unitarian-Universalist:
1988-1992 (Also Chair of the Homeless Shelter Committee)
Female Sexual Function Forum (FSFF), now International
Society for the Study of Women's Sexuality (ISSWSH)
Member-at-large of Board, 2000-2002.

U.S. Government Service
NIMH Small Grant Committee: 1973-1975
NIH/NIDDK Consensus Conference on Impotence: 1992

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