Psychiatry: Trouble Between the Sexes

Sexual behavior in the U.S. has changed markedly in the past 25 years, says U.C.L.A. Psychiatrist Ralph R. Greenson—and not for the better. "It is my definite impression," Dr. Greenson told the American Medical Association last week, "that women are becoming sexually more assertive and demanding, and men are more indifferent and lethargic." His observations, he added, are as valid for the youth of the current "cool" generation as they are for the middleaged.

One important source of trouble, said Dr. Greenson, is an increase in hostility between the sexes. "As women...

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