This was originally posted on Latin Post. 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. Per 1, Hispanic teens aged 15 to 17 years old, the birth rate was 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. Seventeen percent of Native American and Alaskan Native teens became pregnant and White and Asian teens had the lowest birth rates with 8.
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Pregnancy Intentions and Teenage Pregnancy Among Latinas: A Mediation Analysis
This study uses a randomized controlled trial RCT to evaluate the effectiveness of a mass media campaign designed to reduce pregnancy among Latina teenagers. We aired public service announcements PSAs on terrestrial radio stations in California. The sample includes 28 radio stations and over 11, births to Latina teenagers in The PSA, narrated by a young Latina, stressed the opportunity costs to teenage mothers of having a baby, e. Although this message expresses themes articulated by Latina teens and young mothers whom we interviewed, geocoded birth records suggest the PSAs had little effect. In addition to shedding light on this particular radio campaign, this study provides a template for the design and analysis of mass media campaigns to improve other public health outcomes. This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.
Hispanic Teens Continue To Face Highest Rates Of Teen Pregnancies
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.