Countering the Silence
This toolkit includes National Campaign data and research as well as over 12 Bible studies and suggested activities and ideas on how faith leaders can openly discuss topics such as love, sex, and dating with teens and parents from a religious perspective.
According to data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics, birth rates for Latina teens have reached an all time low. The birth rate for Latina teens declined by 12% between 2009 and 2010. Despite this recent decrease, Latino teen birth and pregnancy rates are over one and a half times higher than the national average. At present, The National Campaign estimates that 44% of Latinas will become pregnant at least once by age 20 compared to nearly 3 in 10 teen girls overall. Get more information on the decrease in the teen birth rate on our Birth Data web portal.
For these reasons and others, The National Campaign’s Latino Initiative continues to focus on helping the Latino community in its efforts to reduce continued high rates of adolescent pregnancy and childbearing.