Tag Archives: Health Disparities

National Teen Birth Rates Fall to a New Low

U.S. teen pregnancy and birth rates are the lowest they’ve ever been, and more teens are using birth control and delaying sex altogether.

According to a new analysis released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), birth rates for black teenagers fell by 44 percent and those for Hispanic teens fell by 51 percent in the last 10 years. The overall birth rate among American teenagers is down by 40 percent. Continue reading National Teen Birth Rates Fall to a New Low

Reproductive Justice: Beyond the statistics

We have all heard the statistics on the reproductive health disparities among women: The rates of unintended pregnancy for African American women and Latinas are nearly 2.5 and 2 times, respectively, the rate of White women. African American women are the mostly likely to die in pregnancy and childbirth.

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Dolores Huerta Stands with Planned Parenthood

 Civil rights activist Dolores Huerta recently took to her blog, featured on the Huffington Post, to voice her strong support for the essential services Planned Parenthood provides – especially for Latinos, who make up 22 percent of patients who receive our services.

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