Freda M. Bush, M.D., FACOG

Freda McKissic Bush, M.D., FACOG, graduated from the University of Mississippi Medical School in 1983 and completed her residency training at the University of Tennessee in Memphis in 1987. She is a Fellow in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecologists.

Dr. Bush is a Board Member of the Medical Institute of Sexual Health and is a Presidential appointee to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA). She has served as a Member of the Mississippi Task Force on Reducing Out-of-Wedlock Pregnancies. In 2006, she received the Community Service Award from the Mississippi State Medical Association.

Dr. Bush spends much time speaking on sexuality, sexually transmitted diseases and social behavior education. She was a contributing writer to Faith Matters: How African American Faith Communities Can Help Prevent Teen Pregnancy published by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. She presented Making Statistics Real To Teens workshop at Abstinence Education Grantees Regional Training, in San Francisco, California, May 2007, and in Boston, Massachusetts, April 2007. She presented on Medical Accuracy for abstinence educators at the National Conference, January 2008. Her passion is to help women to “raise a standard.” To that end, she teaches and encourages a lifestyle of abstinence until marriage and fidelity within marriage. For seven years, she co-sponsored a conference on Abstinence and Youth in Jackson, Mississippi.

Married to her husband, Lee, since 1969, they have four children and seven grandchildren.