Psychosexual therapist Dr. Ruth to address sociologists

Presentation and media availability

Psychosexual therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer will speak at the American Sociological Association's (ASA) 101st Annual Meeting in Montreal, Canada. Her presentation, "Sexual Literacy: Recent Trends and Findings," will discuss major trends in the social organization of sexual knowledge, practices, and identities, with special attention to shifting normative boundaries. The session takes place on Sunday, August 13, from 10:30-12:10 PM in room 516c in the Palais des congrès de Montréal (301, rue Saint-Antoine Ouest). Other speakers at this thematic session on sexual knowledge include Edward O. Laumann (University of Chicago) and Suzanna Danuta Walters (Indiana University).

In addition to her presentation, Westheimer will also participate in a media availability on Sunday, August 13, immediately following her session. This will provide reporters with the opportunity for a one-on-one interview about her radio program Sexually Speaking, her experience with the mass media, and her numerous publications for adults and children.

Who: Ruth Westheimer, therapist, radio host, author, and professor

What: Media availability

When: Sunday, August 13, 2006; 12:15–1:00 PM

Where: Room 446 in the Palais des congrès de Montréal in Quèbec, Canada

Press facilities will be located at the Palais des congrès de Montréal (room 343). For more information, assistance reaching researchers, or a copy of the preliminary program, contact Johanna Olexy or Lee Herring at the ASA Press Office at 202-247-9871, [email protected]. During the ASA Annual Meeting (Aug. 10-15), contact Johanna or Lee at (514) 789-3492.


The American Sociological Association, founded in 1905, is a non-profit membership association dedicated to advancing the field of sociology as a scientific discipline and profession serving the public good. With approximately 14,000 members, ASA serves sociologists who are faculty members at colleges and universities, researchers, practitioners, and students.

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