The Russell County Health Department offers a variety of Family Planning Services. We believe abstinence is the safest form of birth control, but do promote other methods as well. We offer various methods of birth control that are either free to the public or can be bought at a discounted price. Practicing safe sex can allow for a healthier community through preventing Sexually Transmitted Diseases as well as Teen Pregnancy.
The 2009 Statistics on Teen Pregnancy for Russell County have been released by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. The teen pregnancy rate for Russell County is currently 40.7 compared to a state rate of 26.8. Working to educate our teens about abstinence as well as safe sex can help change this fact!
There are currently several methods available that aid in the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases as well as pregnancy. The following link provides very useful information, but not all methods listed are available at here at the Health Department. Call to make an appointment today! Click here to learn more!