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Cheryl Wetzstein

Cheryl Wetzstein

Cheryl Wetzstein covers family and social issues as a national reporter for The Washington Times. She has been a reporter for three decades, working in New York City and Washington, D.C. Since joining The Washington Times in 1985, she has been 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

WETZSTEIN: Mom is behind 8 ball

While California "Octomom" Nadya Suleman floats between being famous and infamous, her newborns, all weighing less than 3 pounds, are making history every day as the world's only set of surviving octuplets. Published February 17, 2009

WETZSTEIN: Spending on STDs advisable

Congress is being lambasted for adding funding for sexually transmitted disease (STD) prevention in its economic-stimulus package. Published February 3, 2009

WETZSTEIN: Population burden remains on youth

Catholic observers recently took great satisfaction from an article in which the co-creator of the birth-control pill seemed to say he was sorry for his invention. Published February 1, 2009

WETZSTEIN: Cases of STDs continue to rise

The federal government recently came out with its 2007 figures on sexually transmitted disease. As one might expect, the news is not good. Published January 25, 2009

WETZSTEIN: Oval Office wisdom

A main purpose of the family is to transmit values through the generations, so I hope families nationwide will take time to talk about Tuesday's historical Inauguration Day events. Published January 19, 2009

WETZSTEIN: MySpace profiles spur e-mail alerts

In 2007, this e-mail message landed in the MySpace profile of 95 unsuspecting teens. "Hi [MySpace user]. I'm Dr. Meg, an adolescent medicine doctor and researcher from the University of Washington," it began. Published January 11, 2009

WETZSTEIN: Religion a health resource

A monumental change is occurring in the world of psychology. The emerging answer to the question "Is religion good for your health?" is (drumroll, please) "It depends." Published December 30, 2008

WETZSTEIN: To men with hearts

As the story of Jesus is retold this Christmas season, perhaps it would be good to remember other "Josephs" who have graciously agreed to support and raise children that are not their own. Published December 23, 2008

WETZSTEIN: Forgiveness offers path to freedom

Rwandan genocide survivor Immaculee Ilibagiza hid in a tiny bathroom with seven others for 91 days in 1994, while madness stalked the land. Hutu militias murdered between 800,000 and 1 million Rwandans, most of them Tutsis. Published December 21, 2008

WETZSTEIN: Let's give tough love to media

We Americans sure love our media. We buy their devices, we watch their content, we give them as gifts. But do our media love us back? Published December 16, 2008

WETZSTEIN: Forgiving brings freedom of heart

The American holiday season is first and foremost a time for family. We gather from afar, renewing childhood bonds, reacquainting ourselves with distant relatives and greeting new family members. Published December 14, 2008