In 2009 the teen birth rate for Latinas, African Americans and American Indians/Alaska Natives was more than double the teen birth rate of non-Hispanic Caucasians.
However, disparities in contraceptive use are closely connected to social and economic inequities in communities of color; for example, a Latina girl is three times more likely to be without health insurance than her white counterpart.“Myths -- rather than realities -- have too often guided the public discourse about Latinas and pregnancy,” said Maria Elena Perez, Interim Executive Director at the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health.
Throughout the month of February, teens and organizations across the country will be working together to raise awareness about teen dating violence.
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As an immigrant who is dealing with domestic violence you may be juggling many challenges: adjusting to life in a new country and culture, homesickness, health issues, housing and employment issues, legal immigration status, concerns about children who are struggling themselves to adjust...
sometimes it may feel like there is so much to deal with you don't know where to start. Sometimes it can feel hard to figure out if what is going on in your relationship is abusive or not.
“Teens in abusive relationships are at significantly higher risk for unintended pregnancy, poor pregnancy outcomes, and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.
These can be reduced if we teach young people how to create and buildhealthy relationships.”The Communities of Color Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Act would: The legislation has been advocated by the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, Futures Without Violence (formerly the Family Violence Prevention Fund), and the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.“It is essential to provide youth the information and skills they need to reduce teenage pregnancies and decrease teen violence,” said Soler.
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