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Dr. M. Maurice Abitbol has spent many years treating and interviewing patients about their sexual lives. As the chairman of obstetrics and gynecology at New York's Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and as an associate professor at the State University of New York, he has brought both practical and academic perspectives to the subject of human sexuality. Drawing on his experiences with a wide variety of senior, sexually active patients as well as his extensive knowledge of the cultural, historical and anthropological aspects of human sexual attitudes and adaptations, Dr. Abitbol gathers together both the dynamic metrics and the psychologies inherent in the often overlooked
area of senior sexual activity. His care in presenting case studies which form the core of Sex in the Senior City reflects not only an attempt to de-mystify the subject but to bring it into relation with medicine's ever-growing understanding of the nature of aging and its resilient physical and emotional evolutions. Sex in the Senior City will prove a useful
source for both the casual researcher and serious medical practitioner alike.
M. MAURICE ABITBOL, M.D., is Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Jamaica Hospital in Jamaica, New York, where he teaches obstetrics and gynecology. He has done and is currently doing major research work at various university centers, including State University of New York at Stony Brook.