The University of Texas Prevention Research Center

April 3, 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

April is STD Awareness Month!

April is recognized as STD Awareness month, an annual observance to raise awareness about the impact of sexually transmitted diseases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has created a website for community stakeholders to help support STD prevention outreach. Included on the site are materials, education tools, and information to support STD awareness and prevention activities. Click on the above link to visit the site!

In the News

In the NewsStudy Credits D.C. Female Condom Program with Reducing HIV and Associated Costs

The Washington Post; March 26, 2012

A District program that distributes free female condoms in areas of the city with high HIV rates prevented enough infections in its first year to save more than $8 million in future medical costs over and above the cost of the program, according to a study. Click on the about link to read more!

Latest Research

Consequences of Sex Education on Teen and Young Adult Sexual Behaviors and Outcomes

Lindberg, LD. and Maddow-Zimet, I. (2012). Journal of Adolescent Health.

The Guttmacher Institute recently published an article in the Journal of Adolescent Health based on a study that showed teens who receive formal sex education prior to their first sexual experience demonstrate healthier behaviors when initiating intercourse than those who receive no sex education at all. Click on the above link to read more!



Tools You Can Use

New Information and Resource Kit for LGBT Populations

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has recently released the Top Health Issues for LGBT Populations Information & Resource Kit. This publication informs health care providers and prevention specialists about the health experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) populations. The kit is free and contains seven fact sheets as well as PowerPoint slides that can be used individually or together. Click on the above link to download the kit!

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