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The late Bible Answer Man (Dr. Walter Martin) also devoted two programs to denouncing it in an interview with clinical psychologist Paul Cameron. Most importantly, none of the major recommendations were adopted by the United States government. These recommendations concerned the need for explicit sex education, the need for a representative survey of the sexual activities of United States citizens more current than that completed in 1970, and the need to conduct randomized trials to determine the efficacy of sterile needle exchange programs.
1992). Women with a family history ofDown's syndrome, who were at risk for the syndrome, evaluated the risk as higher than women at risk because of age (Eqwo, Seals, Kim, Williamson, & Hanson, 1985). Counselees who were themselves affected by a genetic disease perceived their recurrence risk as higher than counselees with similar objective risk for the same disease that was deterrnined by carrier tests (Sagi, 1993). In this same study, postcounseling risk perceptions by parents of children with birth defects were higher than those of nonaffected counselees, even those who objectively had been given higher risks.
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