By Cindy Casares | 10/09/2015 - 16:55
Kansas has the fourth-highest teen birth rate in the country, and experts
By Raquel Reichard | 06/10/2015 - 15:40
Maternity photographer Keri Vaca is helping to destigmatize teen pregnancy by taking portraits of homeless young mothers-to
By Cindy Rodriguez | 03/06/2015 - 17:00
Even though the number of teen Latinas has dropped in the past two decades, Latina and black girls are still twice as likely to become pregnant before the age of 19. But, why?
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 | 06/23/2012 - 16:00
Here's what happened in the world this week, in case you missed it!
- Latina teen pregnancy dropped 33 percent, reaching its lowest point since 1976. The biggest factor? Contraception. [Latina.com]
- Mitt Romney’s immigration plan leaves out undocumented grads. [Huffingtonpost.com]
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.
By Lee Hernandez | 04/07/2011 - 16:15
The new season of MTV's signature series, 16 & Pregnant doesn't start up again until April 19th, but one of the show's stars —17-year-old teen mom Jennifer Del Rio — is already making national headlines, not for her appearance on the show, but because of her explosive relationship with her 19-year-old boyfri
By Lizzy Sise | 11/11/2010 - 18:00
Young mothers now have a new tool in the quest to be the best mami's they can be. An innovative service called Text4baby is a free mobile health initiative started by the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition to provide reminders and vital information about everything from vaccinations to child development for new and expectant mothers.
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