Dr. Celia Neavel, Issues for Your Tissues alum and Director of the Center for Adolescent Health at People’s Community Clinic was interviewed by Jordan Smith for an article in the Austin Chronicle on the efficacy of abstinence-only sex education. Texas has spent more than any other state on abstinence-only sex education programs. Millions and millions of dollars to not teach facts; it's a virtual subsidy on ignorance. In spite of our Texas-sized investment, the state's teen birth rates have increased. Abstinence-only programs have failed these young parents.