Joaquin Castro , vice chairman of the Texas House Committee on Higher Education, writes in a San Antonio Express-News opinion piece. Texas has the third highest teen birth rate in the nation - he notes, adding that the increase for all 'races and ethnicities that is the current lack of sexual health curriculum in schools seriously damage all our - 50 percent higher than the national average. 'Texas taxpayers spent $ 1 billion in teenage pregnancy and an estimated $ 15.1 billion to prevent a 13 - year period, according to a 2004 study by the national Campaign for Teen and Unplanned pregnancy, Castro writes.
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