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Cheryl Wetzstein

Cheryl Wetzstein

Cheryl Wetzstein, a Washington Times staff member since 1985, is manager of special sections in The Washington Times' Advertising and Marketing Department.

Previously, she spent 30 years as a Washington Times news reporter, covering national domestic policy, in addition to being a features writer, environmental and consumer affairs reporter, and assistant business editor.

Beginning in 1994, Mrs. Wetzstein worked exclusively on welfare and family issues such as child support enforcement, abstinence and sex education, child welfare, sexually transmitted diseases, marriage, divorce, cohabiting and gay marriage.

She has won several newspaper awards, including 1977 Cub Reporter of the Year and 1983 Heart of New York award, both from the New York Press Club.

Articles by Cheryl Wetzstein

Cheryl Wetzstein

WETZSTEIN: Delusions and the 'people problem'

"Eco-terrorist" James Jay Lee's recent brief, bizarre takeover of the Discovery Channel building in suburban Maryland should not be forgotten too quickly. Published September 13, 2010

Pediatricians shift on abstinence programs

A new policy statement by the nation's major professional group for pediatricians has won praise for its indictment of America's hypersexualized media. Published September 7, 2010

**FILE** Silk flowers and wedding-planning guides are among the items available at St. Anthony's Bridal in Bethesda, a one-stop lending shop for engaged couples. (The Washington Times)

Hopeless romantics yearn for soul mates

Fully two-thirds of Americans believe in the concept of soul mates, where "two people are destined to be together," according to a recent Marist Poll. Published September 6, 2010

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WETZSTEIN: What no brochure says to expect after breast cancer surgery

One of the pieces of advice I received during my leave from work for breast cancer surgery was to write about the things to expect that no one tells you about. My mother, who stayed with me for two weeks during my convalescence, had several observations, which I am happy to share. Published September 6, 2010

Cancer study backs preventive surgery for women

Women at genetic risk for breast and ovarian cancer strongly reduce their chances of developing such diseases by having their breasts, ovaries and fallopian tubes removed, a large study has found. Published August 31, 2010

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WETZSTEIN: Birth history raises cancer risk

Why should age at first birth be a risk factor for cancer? And what is the larger meaning of this risk factor in a culture that fully endorses delayed marriage and delayed childbearing? Published July 26, 2010

Red vs. blue family in black and white

The 2004 and 2008 elections showed a divided America — and that division extends even to families, say two family law professors who have launched a debate about "red" and "blue" American families. Published July 25, 2010

All states urged to give adult adoptees their history

The nation should follow the lead of a handful of U.S. states that allow adult adoptees to have copies of their original birth certificates, an adoption advocacy and research group says in a report released Thursday. Published July 15, 2010

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WETZSTEIN: Birthrate test for Hispanic teens

Some 50 organizations recently banded together to launch a campaign to reduce births among Hispanic teens. This will be an interesting story to watch. Published July 12, 2010

Critics of doctor deplore 'cure' for lesbianism in utero

A spate of headlines have criticized a New York doctor for purported efforts to "cure" lesbianism, but once hyperbole is removed, she is faulted more for not making sure pregnant patients are included in formal studies, so their children's health outcomes can be tracked. Published July 7, 2010

Cheryl Wetzstein

WETZSTEIN: Let's not give up on idea of marriage ed

This week, the nation's largest "marriage movement" conference gets under way in Orlando, Fla. As always, marriage education will be a hot topic at the "Smart Marriages, Happy Families" conference. Published July 5, 2010

Excess TV, video games stunt focus

Pediatricians' warnings may be right — children who spend more than two hours a day watching television and playing video games seem to struggle more to stay focused in school. Published July 5, 2010

Obama trumps Reagan, academics say in survey

Franklin D. Roosevelt again topped the Siena College survey of the best U.S. presidents, but the man sitting in the White House fewer than 18 months has cracked the Top 15. Published July 1, 2010