By Sugey Palomares | 05/24/2013 - 10:27
A new report released by the CDC confirms that Latina teen pregnancy is down by 40 percent. The report’s lead author, Brady Hamilton, found significant drops in all states, but the Mountain States of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada and Utah saw rates decrease by 30 percent or more.
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.
By Samantha Leal | 06/21/2012 - 10:06
Latina teen pregnancy is down 33 percent, hitting its lowest point since 1976, reports a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In fact, pregnancy rates for all teens between the ages of 15 and 19 are down, falling 40 percent overall from 1990 to 2008 (that latest year the data is available).
The main reason teen pregnancy is down? More effective use of birth control methods.
By Grace Bastidas | 05/04/2011 - 16:49
From 17-year-old Gaby Rodriguez, who faked a baby bump for a school project, to the many girls that expose the challenges of being teen moms on MTV’s 16 and Pregnant, young women are becoming more aware that unprotected sex can have big consequences.