My Teen Pregnancy Story- Part 2

11.14.2018 - By Latinx Therapy

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Welcome back to My Teen Pregnancy Story Part 2! Did you all know that Less than 2% of teen moms earn a college degree by age 30? Roughly 229,715 teens between 15 and 19 became pregnant in 2015. Latinas have the highest teen-pregnancy rate of any group. The birth rate (per 1,000 girls) for white teens in California is nine, compared to a rate of 29 for Latina teens. As I mentioned though, the rates for teen pregnancies in our community is drastically decreasing and I think a large part of this is due to the openness and education that we are sharing as generations go by. In this episode, I go into what it was like to confront my ex's family, being in college with a son, what my schedule looked like, my dreams and wishes as a 20-year old, how I was stigmatized as a teen mom, and I give advice to parents who have teen mom daughters. There is often control because of their age, but I talk about the disservice and identity formation that is occurring. Please rate and review the podcast on iTunes/Apple Podcasts!  Resources:  Planned Parenthood for Parents:  If you would like to donate to the podcast, you can do so on Venmo @LatinxTherapy, or Zelle [email protected] . All proceeds will go to the community projects.

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