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Knox Co. to roll out larger campaign on STI, teen pregnancy prevention

7:57 PM, Feb 20, 2013   |    comments
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Knox County officials plan to roll out a much larger media campaign this year to educate families and teens about sexually transmitted diseases and teen pregnancy.

Already, there are billboards up around town, and a new website launched in October.

The county received a grant three years ago from the federal government to fund the program which is now in its third year.

Tuesday evening, the county commission voted to approve $600,000 to be used for more education.

"Our greatest risk is in not talking about this. So we are trying to put this out there and say this is a healthy topic, this is a safe topic and let's conduct it in a way where we get really good results," said Kathy Brown, community and health assessment director.

The website, mybodymyfuture.com has tips for teens and advice for parents on how to talk about sex.

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