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DR. MARY CALDERONE, 94, SEX EDUCATION ADVOCATE
[CHICAGOLAND FINAL Edition]
Chicago Tribune - Chicago, Ill.
Author: New York Times News Service.
Date: Oct 25, 1998
Start Page: 8
Section: METRO CHICAGO
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Dr. Mary Steichen Calderone, the grande dame of sex education, died Saturday in Kennett Square, Pa. She was 94 and had suffered from Alzheimer's disease for a decade.

Indefatigable and fired by a zeal for sexual responsibility and realism, Dr. Calderone persuaded the American Medical Association to let doctors dispense birth control as a matter of course to their patients, and she set in motion the means of educating schoolchildren about human sexuality.

Dr. Calderone did more than any other individual to convince the medical profession and the public that human sexuality goes far beyond the sex act. She heralded it as a multifaceted and vital part of a healthy life that should not be hidden under a shroud of secrecy or limited to erotic expression.

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