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.
Teenage years are precarious times for everyone. As they deal with the confusing and frustrating emotions that occur between childhood and adolescence, WOC have additional — and often undue — burdens. They also have to push back against sexist, racist, and increasingly xenophobic stereotypes.
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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.
LatinaLista — Watching the fiasco unfold between the Susan G. Komen Foundation and Planned Parenthood, two organizations that each have been a friend to the Latino community, reminds me of the old adage about three things one should never discuss in order to keep peace in a family — religion, sex or politics. The Komen and Planned Parenthood dispute was all about sex and politics because of the issue of abortion.
Are the nation's efforts to curb Latina teen pregnancy actually making young Latinas more vulnerable? What are the country's leaders telling Vanessa about her socioeconomic future as a young mom? What are they telling Liz?
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Bucking a national trend toward declining teen birthrates, young Latinas are bearing children at higher rates than any other ethnic group, according to figures released Thursday by the National Center for Health Statistics. Soaring birthrates among teens of Mexican origin propelled the increase. The survey of births by ethnicity marks the first time that the childbearing level for Latina teens has surpassed that of blacks. Women of Mexican origin from 15 to 19 years of age gave birth in at a rate of children per 1, women.