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Teen pregnancy prevention program holds family-friendly event

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

A teen pregnancy prevention program held a family-friendly event on Saturday at Hattiesburg’s Chain Park.

May is recognized as National Teen Pregnancy Prevention month and on Saturday the Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative, Inc. presented a day filled with health booths, games, food and music.

As a state that leads in teen pregnancy, the program wants to be able to provide youth with helpful resources and lower the rate in teen pregnancy.

“We just want to help not only the young people but the parents as well because we know that it really does take a village to raise children,” said Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative, Inc. Outreach Coordinator Julie Norman.

For more information call the SeMRHI’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Office at 601-450-6090.

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