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Mississippi Resources


State Statistics

Mississippi State Health Department

http://www.msdh.state.ms.us/:  Department of Health


Mississippi Title V Office

http://www.msdh.state.ms.us/OPHS/Ophshome.htm:  Office of Personal Health Services


National Maternal & Child Health Clearinghouse; State Resources

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/:  Maternal and Child Health Bureau

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.


http://www.mdhs.state.ms.us/ea_justwait.html:  “Just Wait” Abstinence Unit.


Maternal & Child Health Director

Sam Valentine

Director, Bureau of Child Health

Mississippi State Department of Health

2423 North State Street

PO Box 1700

Jackson, MS 39215-1700

(601) 576-7463

(601) 576-7825



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.


Mississippi STD/HIV Statistics:

No STD/HIV statistics are currently available online.


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

National Statistics:

http://www.childtrends.org/table2_99.asp:  Birth 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/PDF/FAAG2002.pdf:  Facts at a glance 2002.

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

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.


Mississippi Statistics:

http://www.msdh.state.ms.us/phs/1999/summary/teen/state/teenst1999.htm:  Teenage vital statistics data, 1999.

http://www.msdh.state.ms.us/phs/1999/bulletin/bula6.htm:  Live births to unmarried mothers, 1999.

http://www.msdh.state.ms.us/phs/1999/bulletin/bul3a.htm:  Total live births by county and age of mother, 1999.

http://www.msdh.state.ms.us/phs/1999/bulletin/bul5a.htm:  Total live births to unmarried mothers by county and age of mother, 1999.

http://www.msdh.state.ms.us/phs/1999/bulletin/bul18b.htm:  Teenage pregnancy rates by county and age of mother, 1999.

http://www.msdh.state.ms.us/phs/1999/bulletin/bulb2.htm:  Reportable fetal deaths by age of mother, 1999.

http://www.msdh.state.ms.us/phs/1999/bulletin/bulf1.htm:  Reported induced terminations of pregnancy, 1999.

http://www.msdh.state.ms.us/phs/1999/bulletin/bul17.htm:  Reported induced terminations of pregnancy by county, 1999.

http://www.msdh.state.ms.us/phs/1999/bulletin/bulc11.htm:  Infant deaths, 1999.


Mississippi State Vital Statistics




State Legal Issues

Mississippi State Government Home Page Web Site



http://www.mscode.com/:  The Mississippi Code.


Sex Education & HIV Laws For Mississippi


http://www.mscode.com/free/statutes/37/013/0021.htm:  Health education programs.


No specific code for sex education.


State Curricula for Sex Education

Curricula Adoption Laws and Procedure


http://www.mscode.com/free/statutes/37/043/index.htm:  Textbooks.


State Laws On Character Education



Age Of Sexual Consent Laws For Mississippi


http://www.mscode.com/free/statutes/97/003/0067.htm:  Rape; carnal knowledge of unmarried persons over fourteen and under eighteen years of age.


Statutory Rape Laws For Mississippi


http://www.mscode.com/free/statutes/97/003/0065.htm:  Rape; carnal knowledge of child under fourteen years of age.

http://www.mscode.com/free/statutes/97/003/0067.htm:  Rape; carnal knowledge of unmarried persons over fourteen and under eighteen years of age.


Sexual Assault Laws For Mississippi

http://www.mscode.com/free/statutes/97/003/0095.htm:  Sexual battery.


Sodomy Laws For Mississippi

No specific code for sodomy.


Sexual Harassment Laws For Mississippi

http://www.mscode.com/free/statutes/97/003/0107.htm:  Stalking.


No specific code for sexual harassment.


Sexual Abuse Reporting Procedures & Requirements For Mississippi


http://www.mscode.com/free/statutes/43/021/0353.htm:  Duty to inform state agencies and officials.



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 Mississippi

http://www.mscode.com/free/statutes/93/001/0005.htm:  Conditions precedent to issuance of license; penalty for noncompliance.



State Family Resources

State Office for Family Research Council


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

http://www.msfamily.org/:  Mississippi Family Council 520 George St. Jackson, MS  39202 (601) 969-1200.