Growing up, being racially conscious was not part of my nature. I lived in a predominantly Latino community for most of my life, having close to no friends who were of different backgrounds. My peers would often take guesses at where I could be from, and after revealing that I am of Cuban and Puerto Rican descent, the questions and commentary started pouring in.
The last time Nancy Frausto invited a date over to her house, two of her older brothers hovered eagle-eyed in the living room as they watched the Home Shopping Network. The watchful older brothers were chaperoning their little sister as she sat on the couch with her new boyfriend. Although Frausto knew their intentions were good, she struggles with the cultural beliefs of some Latino families who are overprotective of the women in the household, especially the daughters.
This teen mom and her newborn rode a city bus to a school for delinquents. At 14, she was told to hide her baby bump and switch schools. And they delivered.
Additionally, Latinas are more-likely-than any other race to have a repeat birth before the age of If teenage pregnancy is happening less and less, among other communities why do Latinas continue to have the highest rates? Traditionally in many Latin households, sexual intercourse is not talked about and if it is brought up it is usually with a religious undertone or with a firm stand on abstinence instead of an open discussion.
LatinaLista — Watching the fiasco unfold between the Susan G. Komen Foundation and Planned Parenthood, two organizations that each have been a friend to the Latino community, reminds me of the old adage about three things one should never discuss in order to keep peace in a family — religion, sex or politics. The Komen and Planned Parenthood dispute was all about sex and politics because of the issue of abortion.
Health expert Jane Delgado explains, along with teacher and former teen mother Christina Martinez. Michel Martin is away. There has been a lot of progress in reducing the number of teen pregnancies over the last few decades.
The extent to which pregnancy intentions mediate the relationship between individual, familial and cultural characteristics and adolescent pregnancy is not well understood. The role of intentions may be particularly important among Latina teenagers, whose attitudes toward pregnancy are more favorable than those of other groups and whose pregnancy rates are high. Prospective, time-varying data from — were used to investigate whether two measures of pregnancy intentions, wantedness and happiness, mediated associations between risk factors and pregnancy among Latina adolescents in San Francisco.
Because while the overall national rate of teen pregnancy has declined, it has actually increased among Latina girls. Sarah Brown, CEO of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, said, "The teen pregnancy rate for Hispanic teens increased slightly between and and, for the first time, Hispanic teens now have the highest rates of both teen pregnancy and births. Why do young Latinas want to get pregnant?
A new study indicates that teen pregnancy has dropped significantly for Latinas living in the U. Some experts say increased access to contraception and healthcare may have played a role in the shift. The study, conducted by the Center for Disease Control CDC and released last week, showed that teen pregnancy rates are down more than percent in the Latino community.
Limited research has explored how socioeconomic opportunities influence childbearing among Latina adolescents. We conducted in-depth interviews with 65 pregnant foreign- and U. We assessed perceived socioeconomic opportunities and examined how family, immigration and acculturation affected the relationships between socioeconomic opportunities and adolescent childbearing. Compared with women who delayed childbearing into adulthood, pregnant adolescents described having few resources for educational and career development and experiencing numerous socioeconomic and social barriers to achieving their goals.