Current education policy for the state of Mississippi.
State Sex and STD/HIV Education Policy, as of April 1, 2009
Mandates Sex Education? MS- No US-20 + DC Yes
Notes on Sex Education Mandates If taught voluntarily, must stress abstinence
Mandates STD/HIV Education? MS-No US-35+DC Yes
Notes on STD/HIV Education Mandates If taught voluntarily, must stress abstinence
Sources: Sex and STD/HIV Education, State Policies in Brief, Guttmacher Institute, April 1, 2009. Available at: http://www.guttmacher.org/statecenter/spibs/spib_SE.pdf.
Definitions: STD: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
If the State Of Mississippi doesn't change it's policy on sex education, our children will be lost.