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Maj-Briht Bergstrom-Walan Edit Profile

educator , Psychologist , psychotherapist , writer

Maj-Briht Bergstrom-Walan, Swedish psychologist, sexologist, psychotherapist, educator, writer. Swedish Social Science Research Council grantee, 1958-1966, Royal Swedish Foundation grantee, 1961, Swedish Medical Research Council grantee, 1965.


Bergstrom-Walan, Maj-Briht was born on November 17, 1924 in Stockholm.


Midwife, Midwife College, Stockholm, 1947. Master of Arts in Nordic Languages, University Stockholm, 1957. Master of Arts in Pedagogics, University Stockholm, 1961.

Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, University Stockholm, 1963. MDh.c., University Uppsala, Sweden, 1996.


Youth leader Swedish Mission Covenant Church, 1941-1950. Midwife various maternity hospitals, Sweden, 1947-1955. Teacher Nordic Languages, Sex Education, Stockholm, 1957-1965.

Associate professor sexology, psychology, 1957-1970. Secretary general Swedish State Commission Sex Education, 1965-1968. Member 2d State Commission Sexual Attitudes and Behavior in Sweden, 1964—1974.

Founder, director Swedish Institute Sexual Research, Stockholm, since 1970. Consultant Swedish Central Committee Rehabilitation, Stockholm, 1969–2000, Swedish International Development Authority, Stockholm, 1970, Australian Commission Sex Education, Canberra, 1975. Organizer International Symposium Sex Education and Therapy, Stockholm, 1976.


Municipal delegate Liberal Party, Stockholm, 1959-1963. Member Swedish Association Midwives (chairman 1962-1966), Swedish Association Writers Educational Material, Swedish Association Transvestism (honorary), Swedish Association Psychology, Swedish Association Sexology (honorary), World Association Sexology.


Daughter of Gustav Arvid and Hanna (Eriksson) Bergstrom. M. Bror Edvin Walan, March 17, 1949 (divorced). 1 son, Gustav.

Gustav Arvid Bergstrom

Hanna (Eriksson) Bergstrom