Physicians should not only read [Unprotected], but buy it by the box.” JANE M ORIENT, MD, Editor, Newsletter of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons
Finally, a doctor who’s brave enough to break ranks and call foul. We owe her a standing ovation.”DR. LAURA SCHLESSINGER
You’re Teaching My Child WHAT?
As a busy Ob/Gyn, your pamphlet Sense and Sexuality is indispensable… I recommend it without reservation, and encourage health providers to distribute it liberally to their female patients,especially to those with teenage daughters.”
RICHARD B. COUNCELL, MD, Asheville, NC
Sense & Sexuality: The college girl’s guide to real protection in a hooked-up world
By Miriam Grossman, MD
with support by the
Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute
Everyone agrees: this little pamphlet can be read in a few minutes, but it can save someone years of grief.
After many years as a campus physician, I wrote it to counter the usual “safer sex” message, which leaves students dangerously misinformed. My goal here was to provide a young woman with critical information about her sexual health that she wouldn’t hear anywhere else.
Judging from the response, I succeeded. There’s lots of enthusiasm for S&S, as it’s come to be known. Most of all, people love the no-nonsense content. They like that it’s concise, easy to read, and that it fits easily into a purse or backpack.
Although originally designed for college students, the facts in S&S are essential knowledge for younger girls, too. I’ve been impressed with the ways parents have devised to get the booklet into the hands of teens. One mother, a physician, arranged for it to be given to all the girls in her daughter’s class. Another gave it, along with my book Unprotected, to a group of girls before they left for college.
Ob/gyn’s and internists are enthusiastic about distributing S&S in their practices. Many pregnancy resource centers consider them essential reading material.