UT Teen Health
UT Teen Health
UT Teen Health promotes adolescent health and wellness by providing medically accurate sexual health information to the community. Since 2003, we have offered sex education enriched with positive youth development learning experiences for teens in San Antonio, Texas and surrounding areas. The education is founded on medical, legal, psychological, and socioeconomic information regarding teen sexual activity.
Most recently, the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio entered into two cooperative agreements from the Department of Health and Human Services. The program is committed to providing medically accurate, age appropriate, culturally competent information to the community.
Plastino, Kristen A.
School of Medicine
Board-certified obstetrics and gynecology physician with special interests in adolescent gynecology, adolescent reproductive health, and contraception.
Appointments Education Expertise Teaching Publications Grants
9/2016 – Present Professor UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
10/2009 – Present Board Certified Physician UT Medicine, Ob-Gyn, San Antonio, TX
7/2003 – Present Medical Staff University Health System, Ob-Gyn, San Antonio, TX
Dr. Kristen Plastino is a board certified Ob/Gyn physician whose special interests include adolescent gynecology and reproductive health. Dr. Plastino has led the way in adolescent health since 2003, providing education and curriculum to adolescents and adults on the benefits of delaying sex. Dr. Plastino is a Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and is the Director of the UT Teen Health Program which has both Tier 1A and Tier 1B Office of Adolescent Health Teen Pregnancy Prevention funding. Her collaborative approach includes community mobilization, stakeholder education, evidence-based sex education and best clinical practices. She has successfully led a community-wide initiative that has contributed to a 24% decrease in the teen birth rate and a 43% reduction in repeat teen births in South San Antonio while mobilizing the community to sustain teen pregnancy prevention.