If you guessed 9th, you were correct.
In fact, our capital, Columbia, ranks 10th in the nation. For the past seven years, reports show the age group 20-29 with the highest percentage of newly diagnosed HIV positive people in South Carolina.
Please, know your status and get tested: Find a location here.
And if you're feeling extra frisky, you can go and read all the legislation at SCStateHouse.Gov.
Births to young mothers cost South Carolina taxpayers approximately $197 million annually. This includes, among other things:
We must acknowledge and address the fundamental issues that underlie these numbers.
*Jaw Drops* In fact, in 2014 Sen. Mike Fair placed a minority report on the Comprehensive Health Education Act - an act that would update state law to require sex ed to be medically accurate - stopping the bill in its tracks.
What else is there to say?
Yep, since 2005 there have been 71 restrictive bills related to women's reproductive health introduced in the South Carolina General Assembly. And the number keeps rising.
Feel free to visit the SCStateHouse.Gov website and skim through the exhaustive list, but here's where it all began.