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Mississippi Lawmakers Delete Repealer on State Sex Ed Law

Teen Health Mississippi

During the 2023 legislative session, Mississippi lawmakers passed a bill that takes the expiration date off the state’s current sex ed law. The law, originally passed as House Bill 999 in 2011 , says that public school districts in Mississippi are required to implement sex education. Abstinence-Only v.

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While We Wait for Better Sex Ed, We Work

Teen Health Mississippi

May is Sex Ed for All Month. In Mississippi, however, not all youth are provided with the sex education they need and deserve. Mississippi needs more comprehensive sex education. Each year, THMS works with 10 young people who advocate for comprehensive sex education in the state.

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Let’s Talk About Sex(ual) Health

Teen Health Mississippi

CHART (Creating Healthy and Responsible Teens) / K-5 Human Growth and Development Initiative : Part of THMS’ sex ed arm, CHART and K-5 work with partnering schools to provide abstinence-plus, age-appropriate sex education to students in grades K-12. SRH-Related Youth Programs Project Mind Elevation. :

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National Public Health Week: Empowering Youth for a Healthy Future

Teen Health Mississippi

Also keep an eye out for Sex Ed for All Month in May!THMS Learn about THMS’ youth movements , including the Mississippi Youth Council (MYCouncil) and Mobilizing Youth Summit (MYSummit). Sign up for our newsletter for information about the 2024 MYSummit. THMS is here to support you!

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Giving Back for Healthy Youth and Whole Communities

Teen Health Mississippi

Mississippi has had a year with tough moments, including the state legislature passing a law to take out the expiration date on the current sex ed law to the tornadoes in Rolling Fork and Silver City that affected communities we serve in the Delta.

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5 Strategies for Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth in School

SHAPE America

It may also mean that you need to critically examine your curriculum and resources to determine the extent to which it is supportive of LGBTQ+ youth.

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Expanding LGBTQ Inclusion Within Sex Education

ASHA

For Sex Ed For All Month this May, I had a discussion with Human Rights Campaign Youth Ambassador Ash Silcott about their experience with sex education as a non-binary student to better understand challenges LGBTQ students face, and how sex ed can be improved to educate and help all young people.

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