Dr. Joycelyn Elders
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Dr. Joycelyn Elders was the first African-American woman to hold the position of Surgeon General of the United States, from 1993-1994. During her short time in office, Dr. Elders stirred up trouble with her strong stances in favor of comprehensive sex education, drug legalization and expanded abortion access. Liz spoke to this sex ed icon about being the Condom Queen of Washington, DC; entering the White House shortly after the Anita Hill trial; growing up in Dust Bowl-era Arkansas; the potential benefits to passing out vibrators in nursing homes; and why she’s optimistic about the future of sex education. Be sure to follow us on IG @TheSexEd and visit TheSexEd.com for more!
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