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A Pregnant Pause, Reflections On Teen Pregnancy: A Three-Part Series

This series examined state legislative efforts to reduce teen pregnancy numbers and continued with a look at education and health care measures aimed at prevention through the efforts of Project WORTH. The final part of the series took a look at Seton Home and their efforts to provide financial and emotional support to teenage mothers.

Part 1: The Texas Prevention First Act

Teens in Texas are getting pregnant and having children at an alarming rate. What is the scope of the problem? What are our lawmakers and health officials doing to educate teens and help those who keep and parent their children?  In the first part of our series, we look at a missed opportunity in the last legislative session that could have provided more resources for teens and parents.

Part 2: Project WORTH


Teen pregnancy in Texas and Bexar County is still occurring at an alarming rate. What are public health officials doing to address the problem? A look at one program trying to prevent unintended pregnancy through education and access to health care.

Part 3: Seton Home


When dealing with the epidemic of teen pregnancy in Texas, prevention is only part of the solution. Many young mothers find themselves alone with little financial or emotional support. In the final story of our series, we look at one program designed to help young moms who have no resources of their own.

Terry Gildea comes to KUER from San Antonio where he spent four years as a reporter and host at Texas Public Radio. While at KSTX, he created, produced and hosted the station's first local talk show, The Source. He covered San Antonio's military community for the station and for NPR's Impact of War Project. Terry's features on wounded warriors, families on the home front and veterans navigating life after war have aired on Morning Edition, Weekend Edition and All Things Considered. His half-hour radio documentary exploring the burn unit at Brooke Army Medical Center was honored by the Houston Press Club and the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters. Prior to his position in San Antonio, Terry covered Congress for two years with Capitol News Connection and Public Radio International . He holds a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Washington and a master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. Terry enjoys spending time with his wife and two young sons, fixing bicycles and rooting for his hometown Seattle Mariners.