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Alabama Resources


State Statistics

Alabama State Health Department




Alabama Title V Office

Alabama Department of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health Services

RSA Tower, Suite 1362

P. O. Box 303017

Montgomery, Ala. 36130-3017

Fern Shinbaum at (334) 206-2977


Alabama Abstinence Education Plan


National Maternal & Child Health Clearinghouse; State Resources

http://www.mchb.hrsa.gov/:  Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB).

www.nmchc.orgNational Maternal and Child Health Clearinghouse; Toll-Free Number: (888) 434-4MCH.

http://mchb.hrsa.gov/data/Maternal and Child Health Bureau.  Title V is administered by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) as part of the Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

http://www.nmchc.org/html/states.htm:  State resource links.

http://www.mchb.hrsa.gov/programs/adolescents/abstinence.htm:  Special Projects of Regional and National Significance: Community-Based Abstinence Education under Title V of the Social Security Act.



Maternal & Child Health Director

Thomas M Miller MD MPH; FACO Director

Alabama Department of Public Health
Bureau of Family Health Services

201 Monroe St, RSA Tower, Suite 1368

Montgomery, AL 36130-3017
(334) 206-5661; (334) 206-2950



Sexually Transmitted Disease Map of Statistics

CDC Data and Statistics:

http://www.cdc.gov/std/stats/chlamydia.htm:  CDC National Profile, Chlamydia 2004.

http://www.cdc.gov/std/stats/gonorrhea.htm:  CDC National Profile, Gonorrhea 2004.

http://www.cdc.gov/std/stats/syphilis.htm:  CDC National Profile, Syphilis 2004.

http://www.cdc.gov/std/stats/otherstds.htm:  CDC National Profile, Other STDs 2004.


http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/stats/2004SurveillanceReport.pdf   HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report, 2004.

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pubs/Facts/At-A-Glance.htm:  HIV/AIDS At A Glance, 2003.

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/stats/hasr1402/table12.htm:  Persons reported to be living with HIV infection and with AIDS, by state and age group, reported through December 2002.

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/stats/hasr1402/table14.htm:  AIDS cases and annual rates per 100,000 population, by area and age group, reported through December 2002, United States.

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/stats/hasr1402/table15.htm Cases of HIV infection (not AIDS), by persons’ area of residence and age category, reported through December 2002.

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/stats/AIDS_CasesAnnual _Rates2002.pdf:  AIDS cases by metropolitan area and age, 2002.

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/stats/hasrsuppVol9No2.htm:  Characteristics of people living with AIDS at the end of 2001.


http://www.niaid.nih.gov/publications/stds.htm:  National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, fact sheets on sexually transmitted diseases.


Alabama STD/HIV Statistics:

http://www.adph.org/std/2kbyco.pdf:  STDs by county, 2000.

http://www.adph.org/std/ch_1999.pdf:  Chlamydia, 1999.

http://www.adph.org/std/gc_1999.pdf:  Gonorrhea, 1999.

http://www.adph.org/std/syp_1999.pdf:  Syphilis, 1999.

http://www.adph.org/aids/totals.pdf:  HIV/AIDS by county, through December 2001.

http://www.adph.org/aids/sjs.pdf:  HIV/AIDS by category, through December 2001.


Pregnancy Statistics And Rates.  Out-Of Wedlock Births, Abortions, Deaths.

National Statistics:

http://www.childtrends.org/table2_99.aspBirth rates for females 15-19 & pregnancy and abortion rates for females 15-19 by state.

http://www.childtrends.org/table1_99.aspBirths to mother under age 20, births to unmarried mothers, sexually active teens & teen births that are repeat births.

http://www.childtrends.org/factlink.asp:  National Vital Statistics.

http://www.childtrends.org/PDF/FAAG2002.pdf:  Facts at a glance 2002.

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr49/nvsr49_05.pdf:  Births: Preliminary Data for 2000.

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr49/nvsr49_01.pdf:  Births: Final data for 1999.

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/pubs/pubd/hus/tables/99hus022.pdf:  National Fetal Deaths.

http://www.socio.com/data_arc/daappp_0.htm:  Data archive on adolescent pregnancy.

http://www.teenpregnancy.org/usa/statebystate.htm:  Teen Pregnancy State Statistics.


Alabama Statistics:

http://ph.state.al.us/Chs/HealthStatistics/Tables/1999/aveT23.htm:  Estimated pregnancies and pregnancy rates by age of mother, 1999.

http://ph.state.al.us/Chs/HealthStatistics/Tables/1999/bth_tbl32.htm:  Fertility rates and age-specific birth rates, selected years 1940-1999.

http://ph.state.al.us/chs/HealthStatistics/Tables/1999/aveT17.htm:  Teenage pregnancy rates by county, 1999.

http://ph.state.al.us/Chs/HealthStatistics/Tables/1999/aveT17.htm:  Resident births to teenagers and birth rates by county, 1999.

http://ph.state.al.us/Chs/HealthStatistics/Tables/1999/aveT19.htm:  Number and percent of teenage births to unmarried women by county, 1999.

http://ph.state.al.us/Chs/HealthStatistics/Tables/2000/infmort2000 total.htm:  Infant deaths and mortality rates, 2000.


Alabama State Vital Statistics

http://ph.state.al.us/chs/HealthStatistics/HEALTHSTATISTICS.HTM:  Center for Health Statistics.



State Legal Issues

Alabama State Government Home Page Web Site



http://www.legislature.state.al.us/CodeofAlabama/1975/coatoc.htm:  Beginning of Alabama Code

http://www.legislature.state.al.us/CodeofAlabama/1975/13297.htm:  Alabama Criminal Codes


Sex Education & HIV Laws For Alabama


Responsible Sexual Behavior and Prevention of Illegal Drug Use:



http://www.legislature.state.al.us/CodeofAlabama/1975/16-40A-1.htm:  Section 16-40A-1, Legislative findings, purpose of.

http://www.legislature.state.al.us/CodeofAlabama/1975/16-40A-2.htm:  Section 16-40A-2, Minimum contents to be included in sex education program or curriculum.


Teaching of sex education not authorized:



State Curricula For Sex Education

Curricula Adoption Laws and Procedure


http://www.legislature.state.al.us/CodeofAlabama/1975/128879.htm:  Chapter 36: General provisions for textbook adoption.


State Laws On Character Education

There are no specific codes pertaining to character education; however the abstinence plan being used currently for education relates to proper behaviors until marriage.  For information on Alabama Abstinence Education use the web site below.


AAEP Information and Plan:



Age Of Sexual Consent Laws For Alabama


http://www.adfs.state.al.us/adfs/SART/laws.htm:  Link to Sexual Assault codes for Alabama

The codes listed below all show various ages of consent and definitions of a minor.


Lack of consent, defined:



Parental consent to performing abortion upon minor:



Statutory Rape Laws For Alabama


http://www.adfs.state.al.us/adfs/SART/laws.htm:  Link to Statutory Rape codes for Alabama


Chapter 6, Offenses Involving Danger to a Person:

http://www.legislature.state.al.us/CodeofAlabama/1975/147495.htm: Article 4 Sexual Offenses




Rape in the first degree:



Rape in the second degree:



“A child physical offense, sexual offense, and exploitation” defined:



Sexual Assault Laws For Alabama

Sexual misconduct:



Sexual abuse in the first degree:



Sexual abuse in the second degree:



Sexual torture:



Sodomy Laws For Alabama

Sodomy in the first degree:



Sodomy in the second degree:



Sexual Harassment Laws For Alabama

The Alabama Code does not use the specific terminology “Sexual Harassment,” but often refers back to the Sexual Abuse and Child Abuse codes and also the Criminal Code.


Harassment or harassing communications:






Aggravated stalking:






Sexual Abuse Reporting Procedures & Requirements For Alabama


Legislation Regarding Reporting Procedures For The State of Alabama:

http://www.legislature.state.al.us/CodeofAlabama/1975/127821.htm:  Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect

http://www.legislature.state.al.us/CodeofAlabama/1975/26-14-3.htm:  Mandatory reporting.


http://nccanch.acf.hhs.gov/The National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information is a national resource for professionals seeking information on child maltreatment.


http://nccanch.acf.hhs.gov/general/legal/index.cfmNational Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information; Links on this site show you overviews of state-by-state statutes and reporting laws.  The following web site and e-mail address provide links to this site, contact person information and the main office address and phone number for the National Clearinghouse:

Internet: http://nccanch.acf.hhs.gov/

E-Mail: nccanch@caliber.com


http://www.childhelpusa.org/report_local.htmChildhelp USA


Legal Age Of Marriage Allowed Without Parental Consent Laws For Alabama

Age of Marriage Allowed Without Parental Consent:

http://www.legislature.state.al.us/CodeofAlabama/1975/30-1-4.htm:  Minimum age for contracting marriage.

http://www.legislature.state.al.us/CodeofAlabama/1975/30-1-5.htm:  Consent of parents and bond required for marriage of certain minors.

http://www.legislature.state.al.us/CodeofAlabama/1975/30-1-6.htm:  Solemnization of marriage of parties under age of consent or within prohibited degrees, etc.


http://www.divorcereform.org/ala.html:  (5) If one or both of the parties are minors, the written consent or authorization of those persons required under Section 30-1-5 to consent to or authorize the marriage of minors.



State Family Resources

State Office for Family Research Council

http://www.frc.org/:  Home page web site for the Family Research Council

http://www.alabamapolicy.org/:  Alabama Family Alliance 402 Office Park Dr., #300, Birmingham, AL 35223, (205) 870-9900