Teen pregnancy in hot spots: Youth's perception of future opportunities in communities with elevated and declining teen birth rates
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Describe the possible mechanisms through which college aspiration and future expectations impact teen pregnancy in communities with elevated or declining teen birth rates in California Identify the structural and cultural barriers that youth face to continuing postsecondary education and/or obtaining jobs. Compare the differences in life expectations and educational resources between female and male youth, in elevated vs. declining teen birth rates communities, and in urban vs. rural communities This abstract is submitted as part of a pre-arranged panel entitled California Hot Spot study: insights into neighborhood level factors associated with teen pregnancy
Keyword(s): Adolescent Health, Pregnancy
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have conducted quantitative and qualitative studies focusing on womenâs attitudes and experiences obtaining safe abortion services, emergency contraception and STIs prevention methods in Latin American countries. I have also conducted research on access to reproductive health services among adults and youth Latinas in the United States.
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