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“... 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.”
“We really need to get over this love affair with the fetus and start worrying about children.”
“[On masturbation:] I think that it is part of human sexuality, and perhaps it should be taught.”
“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, U.S. pediatrician, public health minister, and former Surgeon General of the United States
Born Minnie Lee Jones.