Mississippi State Department of Health
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The purpose of PREP is to carry out evidence-based programs designed to educate adolescents on both abstinence and contraception for the prevention of pregnancy and sexually-transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS.

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is committed to promoting the healthy development of all children and adolescents in the state of Mississippi. Mississippi PREP envisions all Mississippi youth to have access to evidence-based, medically accurate, age-appropriate sex education programs and resources, empowering adolescents to make safer reproductive health choices. Mississippi PREP carries out this vision by working with school districts, community-based organizations, and youth detention centers in counties that are in the most need of evidence-based sex education programs.

The Facts

The Challenge

The Costs

Data Sources

Contact
Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP)
Office of Preventive Health
Mississippi State Department of Health
715 Pear Orchard Road
Ridgeland, MS 39157

Phone: 601-206-1559



Links referenced
MSDH Vital Statistics Reports    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/31,0,75,702,html
Hope Policy Institute    http://hopepolicy.org/

Find this page at http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/index.cfm

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