The University of Texas Prevention Research Center

April 17, 2012

Special Event

ASH Course 2012It’s Here!! The UTPRC 4th Annual Adolescent Sexual Health Course!

June 12-14, 2012
University Life Center
7440 Cambridge St
Houston, TX 77054

Registration is now open for the UTPRC 4th Annual Adolescent Sexual Health Course! This year’s them is: Moving Schools Forward to Promote Adolescent Sexual Health. Debra Hauser, President of Advocates for Youth, will be the keynote speaker! This course is filled with interactive activities that cover various topics including:


  • A comprehensive overview of adolescent sexual health
  • Access to reproductive health services
  • Media and today’s youth
  • Working with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender youth in your school
  • Evidence-based prevention strategies
  • How you can become a leader for adolescent sexual health

Space is limited, so register today! Click on the above link for more information and to register!

Special Event

Webinar on Male Sexual and Reproductive Health

April 18, 2012

11:00 – 12:30 PM CST

The Center for Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention at the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the STD/HIV Prevention Training Center at Johns Hopkins and the Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center present this webinar on male sexual and reproductive health, specifically focusing on the health of young men. Click on the above link for more information!


In the News

In the NewsTexas has Fourth Highest Teen Birth Rate

KTRH Newsradio 740; April 11, 2012

Texas still boasts the fourth highest teen birth rate in the U.S., despite a 9% drop nationwide between 2009 and 2010. Click on the above link to read more about the teen birth rate in TX and what sexual health experts say about the drop in the teen birth rate!

Latest Research

HIV, Other STD, and Pregnancy Prevention Education in Public Secondary Schools – 45 States, 2008-2010

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (2012). 61(13): 222-228.

Recently the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released an analysis of the 2008 and 2010 School Health Profiles data. The analysis indicates that between 2008 and 2010, little progress was made in increasing the percentage of public middle and high schools in 45 states that implement a key intervention consistent with recommendations by national organizations to teach specific HIV, other STD and pregnancy prevention topics to young people. Click on the above link to read the report!



Tools You Can Use Re-Launches!

The Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Education have unveiled an enhanced The site encourages children, parents, educators, and communities to take action to prevent and respond to bullying. Click on the above link to read more!

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