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Full Show: Spike In Teen Pregnancy, And The Good, Bad And Ugly Of The Week’s News (Aug.18, 2017)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: A new study suggests a rise in teen pregnancy and birth rates corresponds with funding cuts from the Texas government. We discuss The Good, The Bad And The Ugly of the week’s news. And we tour an exhibit of Islamic art at Houston City Hall.

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Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program Gets Funding to Expand Across Houston

Posted on · A program to reduce teen pregnancies has been given funding to expand to five new neighborhoods of Greater Houston. The program is called We Can Do More, and we learn more about it from Dr. Kimberly Johnson, program manager and faculty associate at UTHealth School of Public Health. Beginning in 2012, UTHealth started a test version of […]

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HISD Recapture and Sunnyside: Tuesday’s Show (October 25, 2016)

Posted on · Texas state lawmaker Jimmy Don Aycock recently bemoaned how “property value increases have triggered the ‘Robin Hood’ feature” of a school funding system which, in essence, requires HISD to send money to other districts. Aycock notes the same thing has happened to Austin, Spring Branch and other districts — and the Dallas school district may face […]

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Should Pediatricians Teach Their Young Patients About Sex?

Posted on · The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released a clinical report encouraging pediatricians to fill in a gap of sex education by discussing safe sex and healthy relationships with their patients. The report marks the first update by the AAP on the subject since 2001. It’s a push — if followed — that may be especially […]

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Why Are Teen Birth Rates in Texas Much Higher than Nationally?

Posted on · The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a preliminary National Vital Statistics Report on birth rates in 2013. According to the CDC, teen birth rates are at their lowest ever. In 2013, there were 26.6 births per one thousand women aged 15 to 19. That’s down 10 percent from 2012 (29.4), which was the previous historic low for […]

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Teen Birth Rates, Sex Ed, Campaign Managers, and John P. McGovern: Houston Matters for Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Posted on · The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a preliminary National Vital Statistics Report on birth rates in 2013. According to the CDC, teen birth rates are at their lowest ever. In 2013, there were 26.6 births per one thousand women aged 15 to 19. That’s down 10 percent from 2012 (29.4), which was the […]