Latino adolescents are a diverse group accounting for a spectrum of cultural traditions, countries of origin, language proficiency, educational attainment, generational status, levels of acculturation, and socioeconomic status. Pregnancy prevention programs for Latino teens should be culturally-specific and sensitive to the many differences among Latino youth populations in order to be successful. Other important factors include working with Latino families and promoting Latino cultures as a source of strength for healthy decision making. (Vexler, E.J. and Suellentrop K. 2006. Bridging Two Worlds: How Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs Can Better Serve Latino Youth. The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy).
Articles and Resources
- Advocates for Youth
- The Sexual Health of Latina Adolescents-Focus on Assets (PDF)
- Youth of Color At Disproportionate Risk of Negative Sexual Health Outcomes - The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy (PDF)
- The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
- Stay Joven PSA Program