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Peggy Kleinplatz

Peggy J. Kleinplatz, Ph.D. is Professor of Medicine, and Director of Sex and Couples Therapy Training at the University of Ottawa. She is a clinical psychologist, Certified in Sex Therapy and Education.  Since 1983, she has been teaching Human Sexuality at the University of Ottawa.  Kleinplatz has edited four books, notably New Directions in Sex Therapy: Innovations and Alternatives, (Routledge, 2nd Edition), winner of the AASECT 2013 Book Award. More recently, she edited Sexuality and Ageing (2015) with Walter Bouman, M.D. In 2015, Kleinplatz received the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counsellors and Therapists’ Professional Standard of Excellence Award for teaching, research and clinical practice. She has a particular interest in sexual health in the elderly, disabled and marginalized populations.Her current study, examining the life-long consequences of hidden pharmacologic interventions during the Shoah on survivors and their descendents, is supported by The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.