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Division of Women's Health

DHEC Division of Women’s Health, is located in the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. The mission of the division is to promote and protect the health of women, men and adolescents through the provision of personal and preventive clinical and supportive services.

Following programs are managed through the division:

Adolescent Health: Provides leadership and advocacy for adolescent health and youth development.

Family Planning: Provides clinical and educational services to prevent unintended pregnancies

Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP): Funds evidence-based programs to educate adolescents on both abstinence and contraception to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections

Sexual Violence Services: Administers contracts, provides technical assistance, and works collaboratively with the state’s rape crisis centers and the SC Coalition against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (SCCADVASA).

Women’s Health: Works to improve the health status of women in South Carolina across the lifespan.

If you have questions or comments about the information found on this page, please contact Stephanie Derr, Director, S.C. DHEC’s Division of Women’s Health, at (803) 898-0598 or (derrsr@dhec.sc.gov).