Beverly Whipple, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.


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Beverly Whipple, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., a certified sexuality educator, sexuality counselor, and sex researcher, is the co-author of The G Spot and Other Recent Discoveries about Human Sexuality, an international bestseller published in 20 languages and republished as a classic 23 years later in 2005. She is also the co-author of Safe Encounters: How Women Can Say Yes to Pleasure and No to Unsafe Sex; Smart Women, Strong Bones; Outwitting Osteoporosis; The Science of Orgasm; and The Orgasm Answer Guide. Dr. Whipple has appeared on over 300 radio and TV programs and has been featured in hundreds of magazines. She has delivered over 800 talks and keynote speeches, published over 180 research articles and book chapters, and is the recipient of over 115 awards. Among her numerous awards is the Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award; the Kinsey Award; the Biegel Award for the Best Article Published in the Journal of Sex Research and the Public Service Award, all from the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality; the Professional Standard of Excellence Award and the Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists; the New Jersey State Nurses Award for Excellence in Nursing Research; the Gold Medal from the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) for outstanding lifetime contributions and achievements; and the Masters and Johnson Award from the Society of Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR) for her exceptional lifetime achievements in sexual health. For their 50th anniversary, the New Scientist 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 B.S. in nursing from Wagner College, a Masters in counseling, a Masters in nursing, and a Ph.D. in psychobiology with a major in neurophysiology from Rutgers University.

Her concern with women's health derives naturally from her over 40 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. She is also a fellow of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality and a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. Whipple was president of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (1998-2000); vice president of the World Association for Sexology (2001-2005); secretary general/treasurer of the World Association for Sexual Health (2005-2009); was on the board of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (2002-2004); and was president of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (2002-2003). She is an honorary member of the board of the Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality.

Dr. Whipple lives in Voorhees, New Jersey with Jim, her husband since 1962. They have two grown children and five grandchildren.

Dr. Whipple is especially honored to be able to bring her expertise to all women reached by Breastcancer.org. After a threat or diagnosis of breast cancer, she believes that an essential part of a woman's recovery is to rediscover the pleasures of living through expression of sensuality, sexuality, and intimacy, which help to enhance the quality of life.

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