San Antonio Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Events and Highlights

Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Events

In observance of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD), local community organizations will be hosting several events throughout San Antonio during the week of March 10, 2017 to help raise awareness about HIV/AIDS in San Antonio. 

Events will include free HIV/STD testing and counseling!

Schedule of Events

March 8th: San Antonio Public Library 6:30pm-8pm

March 9th: San Antonio College 9am-2pm

March 10th: Martinez Street Women's Center 10am-2pm

March 10th: El Hot Spot Cafe 10am-2pm

March 10th: Laurel Heights Pharmacy 1pm-2pm

Please see flyer for more information!


Managing Media Training by South Texas Alliance for Orphans - Feb. 26

South Texas Alliance for Orphans will be offering a great training opportunity that will give information on how kids use social media and best practices for maintaining safety. Foster parents will also receive a training hours certificate. 

"Managing Media with Smart Phones and Savvy Kids"

Feb. 26th, 3:00-5:00 PM

Crossbridge Community Church

25700 Overlook Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78260

 

Please see flyer for more information to RSVP

Teen Pregnancy in San Antonio - 2014 Community Report Released

 

 
On September 14, 2016 the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District’s Project WORTH program released the 2014 Teen Pregnancy Report, which recorded 2,441 births to females ages 19 and younger in 2014.  Local teens shared the latest data during a press conference held at the City’s Central Library.  In 2014, San Antonio’s teen birth rate for females ages 15 to 19 was 37.4 per 1,000 teen births and represented a decline of 26 percent since 2010, exceeding the SA2020 goal of reducing the teen birth rate by twenty-five percent by the year 2020.  However, the 2014 rate was still 55 percent higher than the national rate of 24.2 per 1,000 teen births.  Repeat teen births in San Antonio accounted for 22 percent of all 2014 teen births; an increase of two percent from 2013.  Dr. Vincent Nathan, Interim Director for Metro Health, remarked that “While we made progress in reducing the first teen births, we did not see a positive change in the percent of repeat teen births in the few years leading up to 2014.  This is something that we will continue to monitor and address along with our community partners.”   The full report and fact sheet can be viewed at www.sanantonio.gov/projectworthYou may also view a summary of this information and an interactive zip code map on our "Why it Matters" page.

What are Evidence-Based Programs?

Evidence-Based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs are effective programs that have been studied and resulted in positive changes in adolescent behavior. To find out and see a list of programs, visit the Office of Adolescent Health at http://goo.gl/WmFXWk 
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