By Cristina Arreola | 01/02/2014 - 10:20
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor made the controversial decision to halt the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act for several Catholic groups.
The portion of the health care law would require that some religiously-affiliated organizations provide health insurance that includes coverage of birth control.
By Sugey Palomares | 05/24/2013 - 10:27
A new report released by the CDC confirms that Latina teen pregnancy is down by 40 percent. The report’s lead author, Brady Hamilton, found significant drops in all states, but the Mountain States of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada and Utah saw rates decrease by 30 percent or more.
By Samantha Leal | 05/01/2013 - 11:21
Plan B, or the morning after pill, will now be sold as an over-the-counter drug and will be available for those 15 or older. While the pill used to be available for teens, the contraceptive was sold to those 17 or older, and only with a prescription. With the new law in place, those wishing to buy the pill can do so without seeing a pharmacist. cashiers will be responsible for age checks.
By Fox News Latino | 02/05/2013 - 16:48
Latino youth in the U.S. are learning to practice safe sex. And they're also having less of it.
The latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows Latino high school students are getting smarter when it comes to sexual intercourse.
Read the full story at Fox News Latino.
By Samantha Leal | 06/21/2012 - 10:06
Latina teen pregnancy is down 33 percent, hitting its lowest point since 1976, reports a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In fact, pregnancy rates for all teens between the ages of 15 and 19 are down, falling 40 percent overall from 1990 to 2008 (that latest year the data is available).
The main reason teen pregnancy is down? More effective use of birth control methods.
By Sally Mercedes | 04/05/2012 - 12:42
We've heard of people crossing state lines in search of legal, affordable reproductive health services (birth control, abortion, etc.), but now women are crossing the Mexican border. According to a study published in the June 2010 American Journal of Public Health, more Latinas are making their way to Mexico where they have easier access to affordable birth control. Another trend is bringing birth control over to the U.S. in bulk and then selling it on the black market.
By Lee Hernandez | 06/09/2011 - 19:55
It is widely known that Cuban actress JoAnna Garcia Swisher is happily married to New York Yankees outfielder, Nick Swisher. However, these days, JoAnna, 31, is lending her celebrity to talk about another important relationship in her life — her relationship with her doctor.
By Latina Staff | 02/22/2008 - 13:11
by Shirley Velasquez
Jaws dropped all around the country in December when Jamie Lynn Spears, the 16-year-old sister of pop train wreck Britney, announced she was pregnant. Just like that, the supposed “good Spears girl,” star of Nickelodeon’s Zoey 101 and role model to countless tweens, fell from grace. Meanwhile, parents everywhere found themselves facing a particularly contemporary and uncomfortable conundrum: How do I talk to my 11-year-old about sex?