Medicine: A Most Explicit Report

In the foreword to his report on AIDS, U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop has some blunt words of advice for Americans: "If you are participating in activities that could expose you to the AIDS virus, this report could save your life." The Surgeon General is not exaggerating, as the 36-page booklet confirms in most explicit terms. Some pertinent excerpts:

-- There is now no doubt that we need sex education in schools and that it include information on heterosexual and homosexual relationships. The threat of AIDS should be sufficient to permit a sex education curriculum with a heavy emphasis on...

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