Sue Johanson, RN

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Drawing on more than 25 years of experience as a sex educator, Sue Johanson, RN, addresses all aspects of sexuality in an informative and nonjudgmental way. In 1970, Johanson established the Don Mills Birth Control Clinic and remained there as clinic coordinator until 1986. She started teaching sex and sexuality in schools in 1974 and makes presentations to thousands of university and college students every year.

In March 1984, Johanson began hosting the popular radio program Sunday Night Sex Show in Canada. In February 1996, Sunday Night Sex Show began airing nationally in Canada on WTN, the Women's Television Network. The show started its eighth season on WTN in November 2002.

In November 2002, the Oxygen Network debuted the U.S. version of Sunday Night Sex Show, called Talk Sex with Sue Johanson. Airing every Sunday night at midnight ET, Talk Sex airs live, offering helpful guidance to U.S. callers on the sometimes uncomfortable topics of love, relationships, and sex.

In addition to being a registered nurse, Johanson has also completed numerous postgraduate courses including family planning at the University of Toronto, a human sexuality course at the University of Michigan, and counseling and communication at the Toronto Institute of Human Relations.

To date, Johanson has been the subject of one book, Nocturnal Admissions: Behind the Scenes of the Sunday Night Sex Show, published in 2002. She is the author three books: Talk Sex, Sex is Perfectly Natural but not Naturally Perfect, and Sex, Sex, and More Sex. Johanson also writes a weekly column titled "Health" for the Toronto Star newspaper.

In 1997, Johanson was inducted into the Janssen-Ortho "Hall of Fame." Her portrait is on display with other pioneers who have contributed to educating and informing the public about birth control and other areas of human sexuality. In 2001, she was appointed to the Order of Canada and won a Galaxy Award for "Best On-Camera Performance."

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