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Kristen Phillips says her sex education came from the real world, not the classroom.

By the time she got abstinence-based education at school, she already was a mother.

Phillips, 19, had her son, Elijah, when she was 17 and a junior at Petal High School.

She said she got pregnant because she didn’t know the effectiveness of her birth control pill could be decreased by taking antibiotics.

Clarion Ledger
3/5/11