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Joycelyn Elders

"... given a choice between hearing my daughter say 'I'm pregnant' or 'I used a condom,' most mothers would get up in the middle of the night and buy them herself."

Joycelyn Elders, in The New York Times (1993)

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"We really need to get over this love affair with the fetus and start worrying about children."

Joycelyn Elders, in The New York Times (1994)

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"[On masturbation:] I think that it is part of human sexuality, and perhaps it should be taught."

Joycelyn Elders, United Nations conference on AIDS (1994)

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"Masturbation never got anybody pregnant, does not make anybody go crazy, and what we're about is preventing HIV in our bright young people."

Joycelyn Elders, in Laura Flanders, "Dr. Joycelyn Elders: Marijuana, Masturbation and Medicine," The Nation (2010)

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Joycelyn Elders, U.S. pediatrician, public health minister, and former Surgeon General of the United States
(1933 - )

Born Minnie Lee Jones.