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An Israeli Sex Therapist Considers a New View of Women’s Sexual Problems

While Israel is viewed as one of the most socially advanced countries of the world, it is a Jewish State, a part of the Middle East. Its various subcultures are extremely family oriented and, as a result, many subcul-

tures are more traditional and more patriarchal than those in the United States. A goal of the new feminist movement in the ’70s was to give women control over their bodies. Feminists were successful in achiev­ ing women’s freedom of choice, but the realities of Israeli politics were such that this right was maintained for less than a year.