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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

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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" ( 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