Minority Health Archive

Teen Births: Nearly One-Half To Hispanics

Olivero, Magaly (2012) Teen Births: Nearly One-Half To Hispanics. New Haven Independent .

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

Yanisha Claudio, 15, of Hartford, tenderly swaddled three-week-old Jordan, hoping he wouldn’t wake up. “He was crying until four o’clock in the morning,” said the weary Bulkeley High School freshman. It’s been a tough year for Claudio, whose boyfriend broke up with her after a trip to the emergency room confirmed she was more than five months pregnant. At home for now, Claudio juggles the demands of being a mother and a student with help from a daily tutor, a case worker who visits weekly, and the baby’s grandmother, a former teen mother herself. “I never thought this would happen to me,” said Claudio. “I don’t know anything about being a mother.” While teen pregnancy rates have declined nationwide and in Connecticut, statistics and interviews show an intergenerational cycle of children-bearing-children puts Hispanic teens in Connecticut at risk of giving birth once, or even twice, before their twenties. Hispanic teen…


Export/Citation:EndNote | BibTeX | Dublin Core | ASCII (Chicago style) | HTML Citation | OpenURL | Reference Manager
Social Networking:

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Subjects: Health > Health Equity
Health > Disparities
Health > Policy
Health > Prenatal & Pediatric Health
Related URLs:
    Depositing User: Users 141 not found.
    Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2012 12:09
    Last Modified: 31 Jan 2012 12:09
    Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3799

    Actions (login required)

    View Item