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Beverly Whipple, PhD, RN, FAAN

Beverly Whipple, PhD, RN, FAAN,

Professor Emerita
Rutgers University of New Jersey
New Brunswick, NJ

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Dr. Beverly Whipple, a certified sexuality educator, sexuality counselor and sex researcher, is the co author of the international best seller, The G Spot and Other Discoveries About Human Sexuality, which has been translated into 19 languages and was re-published as a classic 23 years later in 2005. Her other books are Safe Encounters: How Women Can Say Yes to Pleasure and No to Unsafe Sex, Smart Women, Strong Bones, Outwitting Osteoporosis and The Science of Orgasm (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009). Dr. Whipple has appeared on over 250 radio and television programs, and has been featured in many magazines. She has delivered over 600 talks and keynote speeches, and has published over 160 research articles and book chapters. In 1982 and 1983 The Philadelphia Magazine named her one of the People to Watch.

She is the recipient of many awards, including the Hugo Beigel Research Award for research excellence and the best article published in the Journal of Sex Research, the NJ State Nurses' Association Award for Excellence in Research, the Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award, the Public Service Award and the Kinsey Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS) and the Professional Standard of Excellence Award and the Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). She is also a Fellow of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality and a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. The New Scientist has named her one of the 50 most influential scientists in the world (2006).

Dr. Whipple is a Professor Emerita at Rutgers University of New Jersey. She has a BS in Nursing from Wagner College and a Masters in Counseling, a Masters in Nursing and a PhD in Psychobiology, with a major in Neurophysiology, from Rutgers University.

Her concern with women's health derives naturally from her over forty years of helping women to feel better about themselves, as a nurse, a nurse educator and researcher. Her research focuses mainly on women's health issues and the sexual physiology of women.

Dr. Whipple is a member of a number of honor societies and received the Alumni Achievement Award in 1983 and was named an alumni fellow in 2007 by Wagner College. Dr. Whipple was the President of AASECT (1998-2000), the Vice President of the World Association for Sexology (2001-2005), on the Board of the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (2002-2004) and the President of SSSS (2002-2003). She is now the Secretary General of the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) (2005-2009) and is on the Board of the Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (FSSS).s