Yo Soy

Groups Across US Launch 'Yo Soy' Campaign to Teach Latina Youth About Sexual & Reproduction Health Issues

"Yo Soy" is not only a declarative statement, but it's also a brave campaign assembled by some of the nation's leading Latino and health organizations, launched to combat the stigma and silence that surrounds sexual and reproductive health issues.
Birth Control is Essential to a Woman’s Economic Security, Yet Barriers Persist for Non-White, Low Income Women

Teen Births in America Drop to Lowest Rate in 80 Years

Teen births in the U.S. are reported to be at an all-time low with both the number of births and birth rate dropping by 10 percent in the last year, according to federal data released Thursday.
Teen Pregnancy

Hispanic Teens Continue To Face Highest Rates Of Teen Pregnancies

In a study released earlier this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that Hispanics had the highest rate of teenage pregnancies in the U.S. in 2012. Per 1,000 Hispanic teens aged 15 to 17 years old, the birth rate was 25.5 percen,t while the total birth rate per 1,000 teens across all ethnicities in the same age group was 14.1 percent, according to the CDC Vital Signs study released Tuesday. Carla Galindo, behavioral scientist for the CDC, said the birth rate among Hispanic teens has decreased, but they still rank the highest in teen pregnancies based on ethnicity.
Birth Control is Essential to a Woman’s Economic Security, Yet Barriers Persist for Non-White, Low Income Women

Young Hispanic Women Still Struggling to Get Ahead

Young Hispanic women have the highest rate of teen parenthood when compared to other major ethnic or racial groups in the country.
Paula Garces

Devious Maid's Paula Garces Talks Teen Pregnancy

Paula Garces recently opened up about being a teenage mother.
US birth rates

Hispanic Teen Birth Rate Falls 40 Percent

The birth rate for Hispanic teenagers in the United States dropped more than 40 percent from 2007 to 2011, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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