It’s Time to Address Teen Pregnancy in our Communities
By Vanessa Gonzalez-Plumhoff | 05/10/2013 - 12:31

I’m often asked why I decided to move across the country to work for Planned Parenthood.  Ultimately, the reason was simple; it’s personal. 

When I was 16, living in rural west Texas, I learned firsthand why it’s so important that women have access to birth control from high-quality health centers. I learned the hard way.


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Latina Teen Suicide Rates On the Rise - What You Need to Know
By Michelle Rivas | 08/28/2012 - 15:00

An alarmingly high number of Latina teens are attempting suicide and the number continues to increase. Latina teens report some of the highest rates of depression, attributed to their family relationships, lifestyle expectations and bi-cultural differences. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of every seven Latina teens attempts suicide.


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