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Teens and Birth Control
The teen pregnancy rate has decreased dramatically both in Texas and nationwide in the last decade, and researchers attribute much of the decline to improved use of birth control among adolescents. This webinar will outline reproductive services available to adolescents, including evidence-based family planning methods and standards of care. It will cover common misconceptions associated with birth control, outline state and federal funding streams for contraception, and explore barriers to accessing reproductive care for young women.

The webinar is geared towards clinicians, health educators, and youth-serving professionals such as social workers, counselors, and caseworkers who may need to refer teens to care.

Continuing Education:
The Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy is an approved provider of continuing education credits by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners, provider #6838. Webinar participants can earn 1.0 hours of CEs for participating in this webinar. A post-webinar evaluation is required.

May 29, 2019 10:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Salina Mostajabian, MD
Adolescent Health Physician @People's Community Clinic
Dr. Mostajabian is a pediatrician who specializes in adolescent health. She is passionate about serving adolescents in our community and advocating for their wellbeing. She graduated from the University of South Florida Morsani School of Medicine with a focus on global health. She went on to complete pediatric training at Miami Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, followed by fellowship training in Adolescent Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. During this time she studied the impact of social and economic disparities on health of populations at the UT School of Public Health. She partnered with local non-profit organizations to raise awareness about human trafficking and provide care for teens affected by trauma and violence in their life. Dr. Mostajabian is interested in advancing quality care for adolescents both at home and abroad. She has attended international conferences and spent a year working with teens affected by HIV in Botswana.
Therin Geeslin
Health Education Supervisor @People's Community Clinic
Therin completed her undergraduate work in Bilingual Education and Spanish at Texas Tech University and her graduate studies were in Health Education at Texas State University. Therin has worked as an educator in Austin since 2004 focusing on health and child development in children and teens. At PCC, she leads a team of health educators as the Health Education Supervisor.