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Teen Pregnancy in the Latino Community

By Yvette Crenshaw

The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) has signed on to the mission by the National Council of La Raza’s Institute of Hispanic Health and the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy to educate teens on the risks and consequences of having babies at an early age.  

According to the National Council of La Raza, one out of every two Latina teens will become pregnant at least once before the age of 20. In order to help reduce teen pregnancy, the National Council of La Raza believes that certain actions must be taken, such as health education and supporting Latino families and communities, and indeed removing barriers to care.   Keep checking the web site for details: