“I don’t want to have sex, but my friends say I have to or the relationship isn’t real.” “Is it true that I’m supposed to have sex with him if he pays for the movie?” “Where do I go if I get an sexually transmitted infection? I don’t know what to do.” “Can I get pregnant the first time I have sex...Read more
“I don’t want to have sex, but my friends say I have to or the relationship isn’t real.” “Is it true that I’m supposed to have sex with him if he pays for the movie?” “Where do I go if I get an sexually transmitted infection? I don’t know what to do.” “Can I get pregnant the first time I have sex...Read more
According to the Central Statistical Office of the Ministry of Planning and the Economy, the teenage pregnancy rate in Trinidad and Tobago has not changed significantly over the last fifteen years. Nearly 1 in 6 young women becomes pregnant as a teen. Adolescence is a time when girls and boys learn...Read more
Venezuela has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in Latin America, and after a stroll through Caracas, it's not hard to believe. Young women with pregnant bellies or babies are readily seen. In 2011, the Ministry of Health reported that nearly 1 in 3 pregnancies were among young women between...Read more
Venezuela has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in Latin America, and after a stroll through Caracas, it's not hard to believe. Young women with pregnant bellies or babies are readily seen. In 2011, the Ministry of Health reported that nearly 1 in 3 pregnancies were among young women between...Read more
In Panama, young people are routinely denied access to comprehensive sexuality education and health services that meet their real-life needs. As a result, teenage pregnancy rates remain high. Although the Panamanian government has outlined national health care standards, and signed on to several...Read more
In Panama, young people are routinely denied access to comprehensive sexuality education and health services that meet their real-life needs. As a result, teenage pregnancy rates remain high. Although the Panamanian government has outlined national health care standards, and signed on to several...Read more
In the capital city of Caracas—nestled at the base of the impressive Mount Avila, which separates the city from the Caribbean Sea—theater is changing the lives of young people in Venezuela. Like other cities in Latin America—and the world—youth in Caracas are subjected to common myths about sex:...Read more
In the capital city of Caracas—nestled at the base of the impressive Mount Avila, which separates the city from the Caribbean Sea—theater is changing the lives of young people in Venezuela. Like other cities in Latin America—and the world—youth in Caracas are subjected to common myths about sex:...Read more
When 19-year-old Adrianna became pregnant, she didn’t understand what had happened. “My boyfriend said he was taking care of himself,” she explains. Adrianna, who lives in the Victor Gonzales squatter settlement in El Callao, Peru, with her 11-month-old son and five other relatives, hadn’t received...Read more