Last Week’s ICAH Event

Last week I had the honor and pleasure of presenting an award from the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health to sex columnist, author, podcaster and activist Dan Savage. Chicago’s Windy City Times ran a photo and article about the event.

The photo they chose captures a fun moment. After I gave Dan his much-deserved award, he presented me with an award that had belonged to Ann Landers (some years ago he purchased some of her belongings at auction including her desk and typewriters, as well as some of her awards). It was a complete surprise and very sweet and generous of him. You can tell by my dorky smile that I’m very happy here. (Thank you, Dan.)

And thank you to ICAH for hosting an event. If you live in Illinois and are a parent, a teenager or interested in issues related to adolescent health and/or sex education, please look into how you can connect with ICAH.

About Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick is a sex researcher at Indiana University, sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, columnist, and author of five books about sex and love. Learn more about her work at

  • Bryan

    That explains why your award appears to be from the Boy Scouts.