Shirley Zussman, Indefatigable Sex Therapist, Is Dead at 107

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A trailblazing sex therapist, TC alumna Shirley Zussman (PhD ’69) has died. Zussman, who with her husband led the Human Sexuality Center on Long Island, championed communication as a key component of sex and empowered other pioneers like her student and fellow TC alumna Ruth Westheimer — via The New York Times.

After she and her husband attended a Masters and Johnson lecture in 1966, they joined the burgeoning field of sexology. She remained active well into the 21st century.