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Latina Teen Pregnancy

Competent, Caring Staff Crucial to Program Success

Laura Stepp | Posted 12.08.2014 | Impact
Laura Stepp

Among the hundreds of programs that scholar Ron Haskins examined for his persuasive new book on social policy, one stands out in his mind: a home visiting initiative in Texas that sends nurses to visit teenage girls who are pregnant or new mothers.

The Story Behind Baby Showers for Teen Latino Parents

Laura Stepp | Posted 12.14.2014 | Latino Voices
Laura Stepp

The public shame her mother experienced is not as severe these days for young women in similar circumstances. Nor should it be, says Arroyo. But, she notes, Latinos are just as concerned as other Americans that too many young people are having babies too early.

Pregnant Teens Under Age 15 Are More Likely To Be Hispanic

VOXXI | Hope Gillette | Posted 02.24.2014 | Latino Voices

Teens who are under the age of 15 and who become pregnant are almost three times more likely to be Hispanic rather than non-Hispanic whites, indicates...

Study: Latina Teen Pregnancy Hits Record Low

Posted 06.30.2012 | Latino Voices

A new study indicates that teen pregnancy has dropped significantly for Latinas living in the U.S., a group of young women who have had the highest ra...

US Teen Birth Rate Lowest Since 1940

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ATLANTA — The U.S. teen birth rate in 2009 fell to its lowest point in almost 70 years of record-keeping – a decline that stunned experts ...

Policies to Curb Latina Teen Pregnancies Have the Reverse Effect

Silvia Henriquez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Silvia Henriquez

It may be politically expedient to treat high Latina teen pregnancy rates as the problem to be solved rather than the result of social inequities -- but it isn't likely to be effective.