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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

WETZSTEIN: Sounding alarm on 'silent disease'

Not long ago, I heard about a lovely young woman who had gotten some sad news. When her abdomen wouldn't stop feeling weird, she went to a doctor. Tests were run, and she's infertile. She's 19. Published March 1, 2009

WETZSTEIN: Will law stimulate welfare?

When President Obama signed the stimulus law recently, he said it marked "the beginning of the end" of our national economic troubles. Published February 24, 2009

WETZSTEIN: Fertility industry in need of rules

Prediction time. I think "octo-mom" Nadya Suleman is the ethical scandal that will bring regulation to the freewheeling fertility and reproductive technology industry. Published February 22, 2009

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