Dr. Bates practiced OB/GYN for 34 years until his retirement from private practice as an
associate of MidKansas Women’s Center. Today, he promotes healthy lifelong sexuality
through X’s and O’s, an online sexual wellness resource center and store for adults 50+.
He shares the message that sex is an important part of life in one’s 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s
Dr. Bates served as Medical Director for Planned Parenthood, Wichita (1977-1979),
president of the Medical Society of Sedgwick County (1999), and president of Central
Plains Regional Health Care Foundation (2000). After his appointment as a clinical
associate professor of OB/GYN, Kansas University, Dr. Bates taught and supervised
medical students and residents throughout his active practice life.
Barcelona, Spain is now home for the doctor and his wife Carolina, who is professor of
Spanish linguistics at the University of Barcelona.
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