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Ex-Surgeon General: Lack of Sex Ed "akin to child abuse" [Joycelyn Elders]
nj.com ^ | 2/6/09 | Amy Sara Clark

Posted on 02/06/2009 8:33:57 PM PST by melt

Fourteen years after Dr. Joycelyn Elders was fired for supporting teaching about masturbation as a way to slow the spread of AIDS, the former U.S. surgeon general is still sharing her own fiery brand of straight talk, this time by likening the lack of comprehensive sex education in the United States to child abuse.

"If you don't educate young people and then they end up pregnant or with HIV ... if we don't provide health education for our young people it really is akin to child abuse," she said.

"We're a sexually unhealthy society," Elders said to a crowd of about 80 students and community members.

She cited statistics: one-quarter of young women aged 14 to19 have a sexually transmitted disease, 49 percent of young black woman have STDs, and each year 56,000 new people are diagnosed with HIV, more than 800,000 young women have unplanned pregnancies and there are 1.2 million abortions.

"And it's totally preventable," she said. "We have the knowledge, we have the necessary medications. We have the resources -- the condoms, the vaginal contraceptive film, birth control pills, the morning after (pills) -- but because we don't want our young people to know about it, we don't tell them."

"We've got to get over this (idea that) we can't tell them about it because if we tell them about sex they'll do it. They're already doing it. Let's stop running around trying to legislate morals and teach responsibility," she added.

(Excerpt) Read more at nj.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elders; sex; surgeon

Joycelyn's parents were guilty of "child abuse"--- when they had Joycelyn.

1 posted on 02/06/2009 8:33:58 PM PST by melt
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To: melt

This woman is still alive?!


2 posted on 02/06/2009 8:35:04 PM PST by utahagen
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To: melt

This woman is sex obsessed. Get a man, for goodness sake already!


3 posted on 02/06/2009 8:36:08 PM PST by doc1019 (Obama, a child in an adult sandbox.)
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To: melt
Raise goats, chickens and rabbits when your kids are young, and they know everything they need to know until they turn 14.

/johnny

4 posted on 02/06/2009 8:36:09 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (God Bless us all, each, and every one.)
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To: melt

What jerk-off.


5 posted on 02/06/2009 8:36:49 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (PIE FIGHT!!!!!)
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To: doc1019

If I recall correctly, her idea of sex ed would be akin to child porn!

Gawd, that broad creeps me our!


6 posted on 02/06/2009 8:38:21 PM PST by ozark hilljilly (I don't even think I think!)
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To: melt
Gee, thanks for the giant image:


7 posted on 02/06/2009 8:38:32 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (PIE FIGHT!!!!!)
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To: melt

“Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink.” P.J. O’Rourke


8 posted on 02/06/2009 8:39:55 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: utahagen

Why is the media still putting a microphone in front of her mouth? Wasn’t Ahmadenijad available to lecture us about the great Satan.

It is kind of funny though: Obama must be like “OMG, I can’t believe she is my people.”


9 posted on 02/06/2009 8:41:44 PM PST by Sir Clancelot
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To: melt

Back in 1971 I was in the first trial co-ed sex ed class (held in the HS principal conference room) and believe me, its been down hill since then, you bloody idiot. The stats reflect the changes since the liberation in the 60’s sexual revolution. But what do I know? I was told by a 20 year old I was immature because I didn’t want to take a drawing 2 class and have to draw someone nude. Maturity? Same stupid lies I heard almost 40 years ago. But they work! Here, have an apple.


10 posted on 02/06/2009 8:43:33 PM PST by huldah1776 ( Worthy is the Lamb)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Oh my goodness, I just figured it out. The way to prevent pregnancy and STDs is to roll a condom on a banana. And all this time I was thinking you were supposed to put it on your, well, you know.....


11 posted on 02/06/2009 8:43:42 PM PST by Sir Clancelot
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To: Sir Clancelot
I'll bet Obama’s first reaction will be what mine was: surprise that this woman, who was damn old fifteen years ago, is still alive.
12 posted on 02/06/2009 8:44:08 PM PST by utahagen
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To: melt

“And it’s totally preventable,” she said. “We have the knowledge, we have the necessary medications. We have the resources — the condoms, the vaginal contraceptive film, birth control pills, the morning after (pills) — but because we don’t want our young people to know about it, we don’t tell them.”

Is this idiot serious? If there is any child in the United States who doesn’t know about condoms, they must be brain dead. Good grief, haven’t we spend billions of federal and state tax dollars buying them?


13 posted on 02/06/2009 8:49:39 PM PST by Sir Clancelot
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To: Jeff Chandler

Caption for the picture:

Ouch, Jocelyn, watch the nails.


14 posted on 02/06/2009 8:50:33 PM PST by Sir Clancelot
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To: melt

I’m actually surprised Joycelyn could let go of her vibrator long enough to be seen in public. She was Clinton’s exspurt on matters like mass turbation studies. “We’ve got to teach those chillen to grab hold of themselves, pull themselves up by their boob straps and march off to a brave new group frolic.

What a cranium full of mush this one was/is.


15 posted on 02/06/2009 8:52:20 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Bipartisainship is now about a 3 to 532 vote on Capital Hill.)
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To: doc1019

I think it IS a man...


16 posted on 02/06/2009 8:53:21 PM PST by LongElegantLegs (Embrace what is wrong.)
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To: LongElegantLegs

Mayhap you are right. LOL!


17 posted on 02/06/2009 8:54:56 PM PST by doc1019 (Obama, a child in an adult sandbox.)
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To: melt
Meanwhile, statistics reveal that the longer US children remain in the government educational system, the dumber they become. By the time they graduate high school, they're practically morons.
18 posted on 02/06/2009 8:55:29 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (The committed will surely dominate the complacent.)
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To: melt


I mean, there she was, boobs out to there.  What an image.  I've given those
momentts a lot of thought over the years.  Bzzzzzzzzzzz, bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz,
bzzzzzzzzzz, bzzz, bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...  oh my,
those were the days (and nights). Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz....


19 posted on 02/06/2009 8:55:45 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Bipartisainship is now about a 3 to 532 vote on Capital Hill.)
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To: melt

There’s plenty of sex-ed around, and the kids get the message loud and clear: Go ahead and do what you want, because there’s no shame in it anymore. That’s ALL they ever hear from the popular culture; TV, radio, movies, magazines, etc.


20 posted on 02/06/2009 9:05:34 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: DoughtyOne

"And, even though most students graduate unable to read and write, they all learn how to make attractive penis gourds in arts and crafts class."


21 posted on 02/06/2009 9:06:45 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (The committed will surely dominate the complacent.)
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To: TigersEye
I thought I remembered more about Joycelyn Elders

Elders drew fire — and censure from the Clinton administration — when she suggested that legalizing drugs might help reduce crime and that the idea should be studied. Almost immediately afterward, her son Kevin was arrested for cocaine possession, in what she still believes was a frame-up designed to embarrass her and the president.

23 posted on 02/06/2009 9:12:59 PM PST by pandoraou812 (Don't play leapfrog with a unicorn! ...........^............)
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To: melt

That is one heavy picture:

2639.68 KB (2703030 bytes)


24 posted on 02/06/2009 9:23:55 PM PST by Graybeard58
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To: Jeff Chandler
LOL!

Hey--- shouldn't she be wearing protective gloves?

25 posted on 02/06/2009 9:44:18 PM PST by melt (Someday they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Shes seen more paper bags then http://www.papermart.com/pages/paperbag_welcome.htm?GOCMP=Papermart%5FCampaign+%231+%2D+High+Sales&GOMTC=Phrase&GOKEY=paper+bags&gclid=CIG8zMfbyZgCFQHHGgodeWjU1Q


26 posted on 02/06/2009 9:52:52 PM PST by M-cubed (Why is "Greshams Law" a law?)
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To: melt

she’s bbbaaaaaaacccckkk!


27 posted on 02/06/2009 10:12:24 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: melt

Child abuse is not teaching your children English in America. The poor immigrants will stay poor for generations, because of their hatred for the American Culture.


28 posted on 02/06/2009 10:23:35 PM PST by Exton1
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

LOL


29 posted on 02/06/2009 10:43:46 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Bipartisainship is now about a 3 to 532 vote on Capital Hill.)
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To: M-cubed

Designer no less...


30 posted on 02/06/2009 10:45:33 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Bipartisainship is now about a 3 to 532 vote on Capital Hill.)
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To: utahagen

That was my reaction. I figured she died and went to Hell. Now she’s back? Just like a bad penny; just like the rest of the Klintoon bunch that Zero brought back.


31 posted on 02/06/2009 10:55:04 PM PST by pankot
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To: Morgana

I’m pretty sure Bob Hope’s been dead for a few years now.


32 posted on 02/07/2009 2:27:24 PM PST by utahagen
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To: Morgana

I’m pretty sure Bob Hope’s been dead for a few years now.


33 posted on 02/07/2009 2:27:38 PM PST by utahagen
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