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Padmashree Dr Prakash Nanalal Kothari MBBS, PhD, ACST (USA)

Dr. Prakash Kothari is a professor & Head of Department of Sexual Medicine at the Seth G.S. Medical College and K.E.M Hospital, Mumbai.

 

Having completed his MBBS from the same institution of Mumbai University in 1970, Dr. Kothari became a Certified Sex Therapist from the American Association of Sex Educators, Counsellors and Therapists in 1977, and was awarded PhD from Mumbai University in 1981.

 

He is a pioneer in this field in India and is also the Founder President of the Indian Association of Sex Educators, Counsellors and Therapists (IASECT). He presided over the 7th World Congress of Sexology in 1985, the 1st International Congress on Orgasm in 1991 and the 1st Asia Pacific Conference on Sexology in 2004.

Dr. Kothari has written numerous articles and books on sex related themes, both for professionals  and the layman, some of which have provided fresh insights and major breakthroughs in the understanding of the field. He is the Editor of IASECT’s Journal of Research in Sexology, and Consulting Editor / Member of the Advisory Board on a number of other international journals. Besides this, he has made presentations and given lectures at numerous national and international conferences.

 

Dr. Kothari has won many national and international awards including the IASECT and Dr R.H. Dastur Gold Medal for Best Research in the field of Sexual Medicine, the first Award for Leadership and Contribution in the field of Sexology by the International Council of Sex Education and Parenthood, USA, ‘Man of the Year’ in the field of Sexology by the World Association of Sexology (WAS) at its 9th Congress in 1989 and ‘The World Association of Sexology (WAS) Gold Medal’ in 1997 for outstanding contributions and achievements in the field. He was awarded ‘Padmashree’ by the President of India in 2002 for his pioneering work in the field of Sexual Medicine.

Dr. Kothari lives in Mumbai.

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