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Texas Behind Nation in Sex Education

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AUSTIN, Texas - Texas has the third-highest teen birth rate in the country, and the state holds the top spot in repeat teen births.

Studies have shown that the public picks up a big portion of the tab for those pregnancies. A scientific consensus has emerged in the past few decades on what works - and what doesn't - in reducing teen pregnancies.

Other than motivating parents to get more involved, says Michael Resnick, director of the University of Minnesota's Healthy Youth Development Prevention Research Center, the biggest challenge for adults working to reduce teen pregnancies is to avoid getting derailed by policymakers who put ideology before evidence. (contd.)  

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