Concerns for ‘unacceptably high’ teenage pregnancy rates across Latin America

The Latin American region has been identified as the second largest region on the globe, after Sub-Saharan Africa, for teenage pregnancies. Ongoing studies by the Latin American and Caribbean Committee for the Defence of Women’s Rights (CLADEM), who are attempting to raise awareness of the issue across Latin America, have explained that a lack of government policies and a failure of human rights protections contribute largely to teenage pregnancies. ‘‘Forced pregnancy can be the product of a sexual violation or product of the lack of sex education, or not being able to access pregnancy prevention methods and emergency contraception,’’ the … Continue reading Concerns for ‘unacceptably high’ teenage pregnancy rates across Latin America