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Prevention/Epidemiology

Texas: Campaign for Sex Education Is Starting

February 23, 2011

In response to Texas' high teen birth and repeat-birth rates, a 34-member coalition of non-profit and faith groups on Tuesday began a community conversation to help provide families with comprehensive, accurate sex education. "SAY What?" (Sound Advice for Youth) was convened by the National Council of Jewish Women with the help of a Ford Foundation grant. The inaugural meeting, "Are We Failing Our Kids? A Look at Sex Education in Dallas," was held Tuesday and featured Susan Tortolero, an associate professor of behavioral science and health promotion at the University of Texas-Austin School of Public Health, and the Rev. Dr. Joseph Clifford of First Presbyterian Church of Dallas. For more information about the effort, visit www.soundadviceforyouth.org.

Back to other news for February 2011

Adapted from:
Dallas Morning News
02.22.2011; Robert Miller


  
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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