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Defying All Odds: ‘Becoming Dr. Ruth’ Explores Origin Story of Renowned Sex Therapist

At age 92, Ruth Westheimer still talks about sex from morning to night.

But on a recent Wednesday afternoon, from the Washington Heights apartment she has called home for the past five decades, her work as “Dr. Ruth” — a renowned psychosexual therapist who rocketed to stardom by speaking frankly about sex on the radio — did not dominate the conversation.

It was how she got there.

“There’s no question: I did not know that I would be a sex therapist,” she said in her thick, instantly recognizable German accent. “That came by chance.”

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