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[Facts about Venereal Disease for Today's Youth] has the merits of brevity and simplicity and will be a [good choice] … for anyone who wants to obtain the facts necessary for self-protection without reading a full-length book. In addition to a description of symptoms Gordon lists some do's and don'ts for those undergoing treatment which a doctor might neglect to mention … and includes illustrated instructions for the use of condoms. Inessential information on prevalent "myths" about VD and the diseases' histories are relegated to later chapters where they can be skipped over, and though Gordon's recommendation that condoms always be used (even by women on the Pill) seems somewhat impractical, his attitude is generally commonsensical….

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A review of "Facts about Venereal Disease for Today's Youth," in Kirkus Reviews (copyright © 1973 The Kirkus Service, Inc.), Vol. XLI, No. 16, August 15, 1973, p. 890.

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