Try out PMC Labs and tell us what you think. Learn More. Limited research has explored how socioeconomic opportunities influence childbearing among Latina adolescents. We conducted in-depth interviews with 65 pregnant foreign- and U.
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In This Issue : Latina teens speak up about sex, relationships and teen pregnancy. I definitely do not want to get pregnant now. When you have a baby, you do not dream for yourself anymore I would be so ashamed. These words, from a North Carolina Latina teen, challenge the often incorrect belief that in the Latina community a teen pregnancy is not a big deal. Among teens, Latinas have the highest rate of teen pregnancy in our state: While we have seen a decline in teen pregnancy rates since , Latinas have experienced the smallest decline.
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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. When Viririana Covarrubias announced she was pregnant at 15, a family meeting was held.
Anger drove her to this point. She was angry at her family and herself. With tears in her eyes, she glanced down at the pills in her hand, not thinking about what would happen next. As soon as she swallowed the pills, Montes said she felt instant regret. She lay down and closed her eyes as her heartbeat began to race.