This is a problem Mississippi can solve: Other states have significantly decreased their teen birth and STD rates by adopting medically-accurate, evidence-based, and age appropriate sex education.

Click a County Below to View Stats

Mississippi has always had one of the highest teen birth and sexually transmitted disease (STD) infection rates in the country. This is a problem Mississippi can solve: Other states have significantly decreased their teen birth and STD rates by adopting medically-accurate, evidence-based, and age appropriate sex education. With CHART, Mississippi has the opportunity to finally do the same. Click here to view the Mississippi Fact Sheet that provides information and statistics on the sexual and reproductive health behaviors and outcomes of teens in Mississippi in addition to information on the economic cost of teen childbearing in Mississippi.

The following links from the Mississippi State Department of Health’s website provide information on the teen birth rate (fertility) and the teen pregnancy rate statewide and in each county for 2014, the most recent year for which complete data is available. Data for previous years may be found by following the Health & Vital Statistics Data link below.

2014 Statewide Teen Pregnancy and Birth Data
2014 County-by-County Teen Pregnancy and Birth Data
Health & Vital Statistics Data

Click on the individual counties below to view information on each county’s priority status (as determined by their rates of teen births and STDs), the sex education policy the school district/s in the county adopted (abstinence-plus or abstinence-only), and information and data on their teen birth and chlamydia, gonorrhea, and HIV infection rates in 2014.