Press Releases

Sex Ed “Standards” called into Question by The Medical Institute

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Austin, Texas – 01/16/2012 The Medical Institute for Sexual Health (MI) takes issue with the recently released National Standards for Sexuality Education for a clear lack of emphasis on messaging that would achieve the best health outcomes for youth. “It appears this set of so-called standards disregards accepted protocols for establishing optimal […]

MEDICAL INSTITUTE: BUILDING FAMILY CONNECTIONS IS A SUCCESS- March 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Parent education program on youth sexual health produces positive results for Texas border towns Austin, TX – – – March 11, 2011 – – – The Medical Institute for Sexual Health (MI) had parent power in mind when they designed their Building Family Connections (BFC) sexual health curriculum. MI believes parents are an […]

MEDICAL INSTITUTE: BUILDING FAMILY CONNECTIONS IMPROVES PARENT-CHILD SEXUAL HEALTH COMMUNICATION – March 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sexual health education curriculum prepares educators to effectively mediate communication between parents and adolescents Austin, TX – – – March 21, 2011 – – – Open parent-child communication about sex is an important part to reducing risky adolescent behavior. However, many parents hesitate to do so due to embarrassment or lack of information, […]

MEDICAL INSTITUTE: TECHNOLOGY SHOWS PASO A PASO: BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES PROGRAM IS EFFECTIVE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Geographical Information System shows community-based sexual health program to be a success Austin, TX – – – March 4, 2011 – – – Thanks to some innovative technology, the Medical Institute for Sexual Health is able to measure the effectiveness of its Paso a Paso: Building Healthy Families program. To assess the effectiveness of […]

MEDICAL INSTITUTE: PASO A PASO: BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES PRODUCES POSITIVE RESULTS – February 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Community-based sexual health curriculum produces positive results for border communities Austin, Texas – – – February 21, 2011- – – The Medical Institute for Sexual Health (MI) shared some exciting news at the 138th Annual American Public Health Association meeting in Denver, CO. MI was happy to report that their Paso a Paso: Building […]

MEDICAL INSTITUTE: EL PASO PROGRAM REDUCES TEEN PREGNANCIES – December 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Decline in local teen pregnancy draws attention Austin, Texas—December 10, 2010— Recognizing the effects of teen pregnancy and single parenthood, there is a renewed focus on teen pregnancy prevention efforts in the country. With a high teen pregnancy rate, Texas has received additional attention to emphasize prevention efforts. Youth in border areas with […]

El Paso Health Education Program Considered for Expansion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Decline in local teen pregnancy rates draws attention El Paso, Texas—August 2, 2010— Recognizing the effects of teen pregnancy and single parenthood, the Obama administration is boosting teen pregnancy prevention efforts in the country. This year, the administration is taking an “evidence-based approach” to determining which sexual health education programs will receive funding […]