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The women's movement has provided the impetus for examination of the typical therapy dyad: male therapist/female client. Until now, issues related to the social aspects of this pairing have been largely unexplored. Types of bias including sexual exploitation are just now being identified. It is also important to raise the issue of whether or not harm is actually being done. Pressure on male therapists is growing because of potential economic effects due to the woman's movement as well as the growing number of feminist therapists who advocate that women should only choose women therapists. An alternative to continued dispute on economic grounds between female and male therapists is offered, one which would promote greater sex role awareness for all persons.

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