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.

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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 high-quality sex education and youth-friendly healthcare, Mississippi has the opportunity to finally do the same.

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 2017, 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.

2017 Statewide Teen Pregnancy and Birth Data
2017 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.