Prevention

Deciding whether or not to have sex is a very difficult, but very important, decision.  Not only is it a big step in any relationship, but it comes with risks and consequences that you may not be ready for.

Did you know that in the U.S., 77 percent of teen pregnancies are unplanned*? It’s important that you know the facts and how to protect yourself.  Remember, it’s your body and your future.  So what can you do about it?

There are two ways to ensure that you avoid an unplanned pregnancy: Abstinence and Birth Control

*U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Adolescent Health

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Child Health Week: What is it?

Child Health Day, a national event proclaimed by President Calvin Coolidge in 1928, celebrates its 90th observance this year. Governor Haslam has set aside the week to focus on improving the health and well-being of our children across the state.

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Real Talk:
Get Vaccinated

Getting routine shots from your doctor is never fun, but getting HPV is worse.

Protect yourself by getting vaccinated. The HPV Vaccine is cancer prevention. Ask your doctor about what you can do to stay safe, or call 865-215-5000 to schedule a vaccination appointment at the Health Department.