In a series of articles, “Too Young,” from The Fresno Bee, reporter Mackenzie Mays takes a close look at teen pregnancy in the Central Valley, “home to six of the 10 counties with the state’s highest teen birth rates.” In this second article of the series, "Why are birth rates higher for Latina teens than others? It’s complicated, experts say," Mays examines the cultural aspects influencing teen birth rates for Latinas in the Central Valley.
"When Viririana Covarrubias announced she was pregnant at 15, a family meeting was held. But she was merely a bystander.
Covarrubias and her boyfriend – then both students at Fresno High School – watched as their parents discussed that the two should get married and raise the baby together. Her father and uncles started making plans to convert the garage into a small living space for the soon-to-be family of three."
To continue reading the article, visit: http://www.fresnobee.com/news/special-reports/too-young/article163003693.html
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