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CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update
MISSISSIPPI: Starkville Schools to Teach Abstinence-Plus

October 6, 2011
Associated Press (10.06.11) - Thursday, October 06, 2011

Mississippi law requires school districts to implement either an abstinence-only or abstinence-plus sex education policy by the 2012-13 academic year, and the Starkville School Board has chosen abstinence-plus. The decision was made Tuesday, the Starkville Daily News reported. The abstinence-plus programming will allow the discussion of condoms and other contraceptive methods, though their risks and failure rates must be reported.