UTPRC in the News
Whether it’s improving the quality of life for teens and families or working with communities to advance knowledge through research and collaboration, The University of Texas Prevention Research Center is at the forefront of adolescent sexual health issues in Texas and beyond. Read the latest news about our distinguished faculty and their outstanding research.
February 25, 2013: How common is “sexting” among urban minority youth? That’s the question researchers at The University of Texas Prevention Research Center addressed in an article in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking.
As student pregnancies in Midland ISD near the 100 mark this school year, school officials plan to continue using a classroom- and computer-based sex education curriculum to help curb teen pregnancy, with a primary focus on abstinence.
December 27, 2012: In a San Antonio Express-News interview, Dr. Susan Tortolero explains what Texas could do to drop it from its fourth place ranking in teen pregnancy.
December 19, 2012: ABC13 interviewed Dr. Susan Tortolero as part of this story about talking with your teens about sex.
Oct. 29, 2012: California has reduced its teen birth rate to below the national average. Texas has the nation’s third highest rate. Why? An article in San Antonio News-Express explains. Dr. Susan Tortolero is quoted.