Quotation by 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 (b. 1933), U.S. pediatrician and medical educator; first woman (and second African American) Surgeon General. As quoted in the New York Times, p. 6 (July 24, 1993).

Testifying before the U.S. Senate's Labor and Human Resources Committee following her designation by President Clinton as his candidate for Surgeon General. Elders was explaining her support for sex education in the schools.
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