Presentation on theme: "Yesenia Avina CHHS 302: Professional Writing For Health and Human Services Psychology Teen Pregnancy Among the Latino Population."— Presentation transcript:
Yesenia Avina CHHS 302: Professional Writing For Health and Human Services Psychology Teen Pregnancy Among the Latino Population
Professional Interest psychology major MFT -Marriage and Family Therapist regardless of the problem, therapy can be beneficial. teen will need all support as well as the families involved
Critical Situation/Problem U.S has the highest teen pregnancy rate of all industrialized one out of three adolescent females during her teen years one out of every 10 women aged 15-19 low-birth weight babies child abuse and neglect developmental delays and disabilities among infants school dropout strain on public health and welfare systems increased medical costs stunted workforce development
Rhetorical Timing The National Campaign estimates that 52% of Latinas will become pregnant at least once by age 20 - compared to nearly 3 in 10 teen girls overall
“They Say”: A Brief Summary of the Causes and Effects social factors: relationships with families and parents have less social support from family and friends with regard to contraceptive use than White teenagers (Sangi-Haghpeykar et al., 2006)
Community Connection Everyone not only those with teenage kids can get involved to help reduce the number of teen pregnancy Teens drop out of high school> becomes young parents> not continuing onto higher education. later have an effect on their children’s development important important :what methods are the most useful better identify the best ways to promote sexual health
References Kirby, D. (2002). Antecedents of adolescent initiation of sex, contraceptive use, and pregnancy. American Journal Health Behavior, 26, 473-485. Sangi-Haghpeykar, H., Ali, N., Posner, S., & Poindexter, A. N. (2006). Disparities in contraceptive knowledge, attitude and use between Hispanic and non-Hispanic whites. Contraception, 74, 125-132.