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.
December 29, 2011: An editorial from UTPRC Director Dr. Susan Tortolero.
December 27, 2011: A shift is occurring in Texas as more school districts move from abstinence-only programs to a comprehensive approach.
October 28, 2011: Rick Perry’s approach to sex education has helped Texas boost its teen pregnancy rate. Dr. Susan Tortolero and Kim Johnson are cited in this article.
October 23, 2011: Texas has the third-highest teen birth rate in the nation. In fact, a Texas teen gets pregnant every 10 minutes, and teen childbearing costs the state’s taxpayers $1 billion annually.
October 19, 2011: Ninety-three percent of parents in Harris County support the implementation of school-based sexual health education programs, according to research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Prevention Research Center.