Freda McKissic Bush has been involved in women’s health for more than 40 years. She is a nationally recognized speaker on issues of sexual health, sexually transmitted diseases, and social behavior education.
She is the CEO and President of the Medical Institute for Sexual Health, a leading voice providing medically accurate, research-based sexual health information to health care professionals, educators, policymakers, parents, and youth. She is a partner in private practice with East Lakeland OB-GYN Associates, a Fellow in the American College OB-GYN, and a board member of the American Association of Pro-life OB-GYNs. She is a member of the Mississippi Governor’s Blue Ribbon Task Force on Teen Pregnancy Prevention, and she served on the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS.
Along with co-author Joe S. McIlhaney, Jr., M.D., Bush has written Hooked: New Science on How Casual Sex is Affecting Our Children and Girls Uncovered: New Research on What America’s Sexual Culture Does to Young Women. She was also 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 holds degrees from the University of Arkansas School of Nursing, Columbia University, and the University of Mississippi Medical School.