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.
September 19, 2011: AISD officials plan to continue using a sex education curriculum that places an emphasis on abstinence, while several school districts in Texas are shifting toward programs that provide more information about contraception than students traditionally have received. Dr. Susan Tortolero quoted.
September 19, 2011: In the spring, public school students in Midland will cross what until very recently was the political third rail of sex education. Dr Susan Tortolero quoted.
September 16, 2011: Midland, Texas is known for oil and Republican presidents, not progressive social policy. But after watching the teenage pregnancy rates creep up year after year — 172 pregnant girls were enrolled in the city’s public schools last year — many in the community realized something needed to change.
September 16, 2011: In the spring, public school students in Midland will cross what until very recently was the political third rail of sex education. The Texas Tribune. Dr. Susan Tortolero interviewed.
August 23, 2011:More children are having children in the United States than in any other developed nation in the world – and central Texas has the highest teenage pregnancy rates in the U.S. Dr. Susan Tortolero quoted.