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Whipple and Stayton Earn Gold Medals from WAS

The Consortium congratulates two of our Advisory Board members, William R. Stayton, MDiv, ThD, PhD and Beverly Whipple, PhD, RN, FAAN, who recently received Gold Medal awards for lifetime contributions to the field of sexology. The awards were granted by the World Association for Sexual Health during its 20th annual congress, held this year in Glasgow, Scotland.

Said Whipple, “After my Gold Medal talk, I received a long, long standing ovation, and many people from all parts of the world came to the microphones to talk about how I had helped them or their students. I was overwhelmed. What an experience.” Whipple is a sexuality researcher and professor emerita at Rutgers University.  She authored/coauthored books on sexuality including, “The Orgasm Answer Guide” and “The G spot and Other Discoveries about Human Sexuality.”

Stayton is currently professor and assistant director of the Center of Excellence for Sexual Health, Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine. He was instrumental in the establishment of the world-renowned Graduate Program in Human Sexuality at Widener University.

William R. Stayton

After returning from Glasgow Stayton said, “It was a very emotional experience to be recognized and receive this award for lifetime achievements in favor of sexual health, sexology, sexual rights, and sexuality education. It was especially meaningful that Beverly Whipple was the other recipient from the U.S.  We have been colleagues and close family friends for over 35 years.”

 

 

 

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