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Sociocultural factors of teenage pregnancy in Latino communities: preparing social workers for culturally responsive practice.
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PMID:  25369724     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Despite gains in reducing teenage pregnancy during the past 20 years, disparities in teenage pregnancy rates persist: The teenage pregnancy rate in Latino communities is now nearly double the average rate of teenage pregnancy in the United States. Considering the significant risks teenage pregnancy and parenting pose to both the teenager and the child, and that social workers are already often working in communities with populations at risk, this is not only a major public health issue, but one that the field of social work is well positioned to actively address. This article synthesizes pertinent literature on some of the social and cultural influences important for understanding this phenomenon. Implications for social work practice are discussed.
Authors:
Elizabeth Aparicio; Edward V Pecukonis; Kelly Zhou
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health & social work     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0360-7283     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Soc Work     Publication Date:  2014 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-11-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7611528     Medline TA:  Health Soc Work     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  238-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
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