Across the nation, teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) rates are unacceptably high, and Texas is no exception. In fact, Texas has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the nation.
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas employs a three-part approach that engages parents, educators and peers to reduce the rates of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases in Texas. Learn more.
Our signature education and outreach programs include:
Talk First!, or ¡Hable Primero! in Spanish, is an innovative education program for parents. The program consists of workshops to provide parents with the tools and resources to start having conversations about sexuality with their children to keep them safe and healthy. Because young people who talk with their parents about sex are more likely to postpone having sex and make healthier decisions about sexual behavior, our parent education program is an effort to increase communication between parents and youth.
Nobody’s Fool® in Waco is a comprehensive sex education program for young people that encourages abstinence, promotes parent-child communication, and delivers medically accurate and age-appropriate information about sexuality. Nobody’s Fool® empowers youth, providing them with factual information so that they can make smart decisions, stay healthy throughout their lives, and talk openly with their parents about sexuality. Workshops focus on important subjects relevant to young teens and pre-teens: puberty, dating, relationships, avoiding peer pressure, postponing sexual activity; and preventing sexual abuse, teen pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV.
TeenAge Communication Theatre
TeenAge Communication Theatre (TACT) is performance group that allows high school students in the Dallas/Fort Worth area to perform peer-to-peer outreach on the issues most important to teens. Participating students learn about and share information on important topics often not addressed in schools: peer pressure, sexually transmitted diseases, alcohol, dating violence, self-esteem, and pregnancy. The TACT members train with local health educators and have medically accurate and up-to-date knowledge of these topics for their performances. Learn more about TACT.
To learn more about our education and community outreach programs, contact a representative in your area:
- Austin - email@example.com or 512-485-0130 ext. 417
- North Texas – firstname.lastname@example.org or 817-882-1155 ext. 23236
- Waco – email@example.com or 254-492-1779
Para obtener más información acerca de nuestros programas educativos para la comunidad en español, contacte la educadora en salud bilingüe de Planned Parenthood a firstname.lastname@example.org o 512-485-0130 ext. 416.