Members of the media interested in leveraging our expertise or scheduling an interview about an issue or upcoming event are encouraged to contact Melanie Chasteen at or by phone at 512.791.5110. Experts at the Texas Campaign are available to provide insight to the media about the overall issue area of adolescent sexual and reproductive health, public policy related to this area, adolescent specific data for Texas and the U.S., and ongoing prevention efforts locally, regionally, and statewide.

Logos and name usage

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Name: Our organization is to be referred to as the Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy on first reference and the Texas Campaign thereafter.

Useful Data Points

For additional data points, please visit the Data Center on our website.

Boilerplate language

Short version

Established in 2009, the Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the rate of unintended teen pregnancy in Texas through research, advocacy, collaboration, and training. Learn more at

Long version

The Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, a statewide 501c3 nonpartisan nonprofit organization, aims to reduce unintended teen pregnancy through research, advocacy, collaboration and training. Our vision is that every Texas teen has access to the information and resources needed to prevent unintended pregnancy. To build this reality, teens need access to age-appropriate, medically-accurate, inclusive sexual health education – plus the ability to enact their decisions by accessing contraception. We address systemic reasons that teens lack access to these resources and support direct service providers, focusing on nonpartisan advocacy and building capacity of adult stakeholders to empower young Texans. Learn more at

Organizational Documentation

FAQ (2021)

Texas Adolescent Health FAQ (2019)

Year in Review (2020)

Staff Bios for Media Interviews

Staff Headshots for Digital and Print


Texas Campaign in the News

Oct. 2021: San Antonio Express News, “Commentary: Extend state’s ‘family values’ to sex ed, contraception”

Sept. 2021: Austin Monthly, “STD Rates in Austin on the Rise”

Sept. 2021: Houston Chronicle, “Opinion: Abortion banned and parents must consent to sex ed for teens”

Aug. 2021: Fort Worth Star Telegram, “Teen birth rates in the U.S. and Texas have been declining for decades. County-level data can help explain why”

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