CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update No Second Term for Surgeon General
November 6, 2001
New York Times (11.06.01) - Tuesday, November 6, 2001
US Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher has announced he will
leave office when his term expires on Feb. 12. Satcher, who
was appointed by President Clinton and took office in 1998,
has issued more reports than any other surgeon general. Last
summer, Satcher released a report on sexuality that supported
sex education, saying that there was insufficient research to
support claims that teaching abstinence delayed sexual
activity among unmarried teenagers. Sexuality "has always been
a controversial subject," Satcher said. "Not everybody likes
the science, but I tried to report where the science is now,"
he said. Satcher is a former director of the CDC.