JOYCELYN ELDERS WAS THE SURGEON GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES IN THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION BEFORE SHE WAS UNCEREMONIOUSLY DUMPED FOR HER COMMENTS ABOUT TEACHING MASTURBATION AS A FORM OF SAFE SEX TO PREVENT AIDS. ELDERS CAME UNDER FIRE FOR HER MANY CONTROVERSIAL POSITIONS ON ABORTION, SEX EDUCATION, CONDOM DISTRIBUTION, AND THE LEGALIZATION OF DRUGS. HER PASSION AND OUTSPOKENNESS ENRAGED REPUBLICANS AND OFTEN UPSET THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION. SHE HAS JUST WRITTEN AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY, JOYCELYN ELDERS, FROM SHARECROPPER’S DAUGHTER TO SURGEON GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
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