Less than 2 percent of teens who have a baby before 18 will have a college degree by age 30. This is sobering, since about half of Latinas will become pregnant by age 20, and they are a large part of the country’s future workforce.
Three things one should never discuss in order to keep peace in a family — religion, sex or politics.
Last week, politics interfered with healthcare when young women were again denied the ability to obtain over-the-counter emergency contraception (EC) despite recommendations from the nation’s leading health experts.
A young population and too much fertility can spell failure. But so can too little, as in a population not replacing itself because it's too old. This being the case, Latinos, who are, demographically speaking, among the most fertile of Americans have been made to feel unwelcome in this state and in this country.
The issue of Latina teen pregnancy is not new. Yet, it is something that is getting renewed attention because of several consequences of teen pregnancy. The best way to combat Latino teen pregnancies is for parents to take aggressive steps in ensuring their children have healthy attitudes about sex.
Meet "Los Americans" - the Spanglish webcast of a middle-class Mexican-American family and soon to be the first telenovela aired on Metro buses across Los Angeles.
Gaby Rodriguez, 17, shocked her friends, teachers and family when she said she was pregnant. She surprised them even more when she revealed this week that for six months, she had faked the pregnancy. "Everybody was just shocked, like speechless," Rodriguez said.