Caribbean, Latin America have second highest teen pregnancy rates • Caribbean Life

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A new report conducted by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), researchers found that the Caribbean, along with Latin America has the second highest adolescent pregnancy rates in the world. In the report titled “Accelerating Progress Toward the Reduction of Adolescent Pregnancy in Latin America and the Caribbean,” it details that within the Caribbean — the Dominican Republic and Guyana are the two countries in the region with the highest numbers. But the cause of pregnancy in young girls and teens is a very complex issue, often happening to those who suffer from a lack of access to multiple resources, said a regional director.

“It’s a combination of factors, but if I have to pick one it’s marginalization…

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