Achieving health equity, eliminating disparities, and improving the health of all groups is an overarching goal of Healthy People External. Evidence-based programs and clinical services to prevent teen pregnancy through individual behavior change are important, but research is also shedding light on the role social determinants of health play in the overall distribution of disease and health, including teen pregnancy. In , the birth rates for Hispanic teens Text version of this graph. The health determinants affect a wide range of health issues and quality-of-life outcomes and risks.
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Chicago is playing a significant role in that growth. Little Village — whose residents are largely of Mexican origin — is home to David G. Farragut Career Academy, the school that in had the highest teen pregnancy rate in the country, said Norma Rivera, a school nurse who has worked at Farragut since The school is 92 percent Latino and eight percent African American, Rivera said. At the time, Farragut had about students enrolled. Now, enrollment has dropped to 1, students and the pregnancy rate remains consistent or slightly higher. The girls believe in certain misconceptions regarding contraception, specifically the pill, Rivera said.
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AAUW is proud, particularly during Hispanic Heritage Month , to stand with many organizations and programs that support Latina women and girls. Hispanas Unidas is a nonprofit organization and —10 Community Action Grant recipient doing just that. Last week I spoke with Program Director Sarah Salinas about the great successes of the organization, which celebrated its 30th anniversary on October 3. Forums began wherever space was available, be it in living rooms or public spaces, and conversations arose about life for Latina women in San Antonio. More than women participated in these initial conversations.
It was February 20, , and she laid her head down on her desk in her seventh-grade science class. Trapped between two worlds, Francisca Abreu became depressed. At 12, she says she wanted to kill herself. I had written a note to myself," Francisca remembers.