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Tennessee Resources


State Statistics

Tennessee State Health Department

http://www.state.tn.us/health/:  Department of Health.


Tennessee Title V Office

http://www2.state.tn.us/health/MCH/:  Maternal and Child Health.


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://www2.state.tn.us/health/MCH/:  Maternal and Child Health.

http://www2.state.tn.us/health/MCH/childhealth.htm:  Child and Adolescent Health Services.

http://www2.state.tn.us/health/MCH/abstinenceeducation.htm:  Abstinence Education Program.

http://www2.state.tn.us/health/FactSheets/abstinence.htm:  Adolescent sexual activity.

Maternal & Child Health Director

Mary J Dewey BS MA MPA

Director, Maternal & Child Health

Tennessee Department of Health

425 Fifth Ave N, 5th Floor

Cordell Hull Building

Nashville, TN 37247-4701

(615) 741-0323

(615) 741-1063



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.


Tennessee STD/HIV Statistics:

STD data not available.

http://www2.state.tn.us/health/Downloads/HIV-AIDScaserpt.pdf:  HIV/AIDS report, 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 and 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.


Tennessee Statistics:

http://www2.state.tn.us/health/statistics/PdfFiles/VitalStats00.pdf:  Vital statistics summary, including births, teen births, infant deaths and other terminations, 2000.

http://www2.state.tn.us/health/statistics/PdfFiles/TNBirths00.pdf:  Report of Tennessee births, 2000.

http://www2.state.tn.us/health/statistics/PdfFiles/AdPreg00.pdf:  Adolescent pregnancy summary data, 2000.


Tennessee State Vital Statistics

http://www2.state.tn.us/health/statistics/:  Health Statistics and Data.



State Legal Issues

Tennessee Government Home Page Web Site



Sex Education & HIV Laws For Tennessee

Family Life Curriculum

Sex Education

AIDS Education


State Curricula for Sex Education

Curricula Adoption Laws and Procedure


Textbook Adoption


State Laws On Character Education

Character Education


Age Of Sexual Consent Laws For Tennessee

Statutory Rape


Statutory Rape Laws For Tennessee

Statutory Rape


Aggravated Rape

Rape of a Child


Sexual Assault Laws For Tennessee

Sexual Battery

Aggravated Sexual Battery


Sodomy Laws For Tennessee

No specific statute for sodomy.


Sexual Harassment Laws For Tennessee



Sexual Abuse Reporting Procedures & Requirements For Tennessee

 Reporting of abuse, neglect or child sexual abuse


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 Tennessee

Minimum Age of Applicant

Consent of parent, guardian, next of kin, agency or custodian



State Family Resources

State Office for Family Research Council

http://www.frc.org/:  Home page web site for the Family Research Council 801 G. Street, NW Washington, DC 20001 (202) 393-2100.

http://www.tennesseefamily.org/:  Tennessee Institute for Public Policy 1808 West End Avenue, #1214 P.O. Box 23348 Nashville, TN 37202-3348 (615) 327-3120.