Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Patricia Schiller, Prominent Sex Therapist [Derived Headline]

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Patricia Schiller, Prominent Sex Therapist [Derived Headline]

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Patricia Schiller, prominent sex therapist

Patricia Schiller, a Washington, D.C., sex and marriage therapist who became an authority on how doctors, nurses, teachers and clergy members could talk about sex in neither prudish nor judgmental fashion, died June 29 at her home in Palm Beach, Fla. She was 104.

Trained as a lawyer andclinical psychologist, Ms. Schiller happened upon her calling by chance. While teaching English at a Washington middle school in the 1960s, she saw girls being forced to drop out of school after getting pregnant.

She saw an opportunity to keep them in school and educate them about sex and parenting. She joined the staff of the Webster Girls School, a pilot District of Columbia public school for pregnant girls, and became the school's sex and family planning counselor. …

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