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Coalition launches bilingual site to end the silence in Latino community about sex ed, birth control and teen parenting

Coalition launches bilingual site to end the silence in Latino community about sex ed, birth control and teen parenting

LatinaLista — Unlike most American demographics, Latino families don’t necessarily see teen pregnancy as a bad thing. The idea of it “takes a village to raise a child” has been a concept in practice for many generations in Latino families, especially so if the parents are teens. This isn’t to say that the teens’ parents

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This year’s Human Rights Day theme strives to remind everyone that human rights should be respected every day

LatinaLista — Syria. Sudan. The Democratic Republic of Congo. Pakistan. New Delhi. These five countries have the dubious global distinction of having the worst records for human rights abuses. But if the protests in Ferguson, Berkeley and the developing outcry over the Senate’s newly released report on CIA torture tactics are any indication, the United

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New study finds historic high of Latino students achieved bachelor’s degrees in engineering and the physical sciences in 2012

LatinaLista — For all the talk about the lack of diversity in Silicon Valley, there’s some encouraging news on the horizon. The American Institute of Physics (AIP) Statistical Research Center conducted a study and found that more Latinos, than ever before, are receiving bachelor’s degrees in engineering and the physical sciences. In fact, Latino students

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Another kind of “smart pad” strives to keep women healthy and in-the-know about their bodies

LatinaLista — Common sense says that when we are proactive about our health — have routine check-ups, perform self-examinations and pay attention to changes in our bodies — that we can usually avoid being in the late stages of a disease or illness when treatment is more costly and good outcomes questionable. For women, this

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New national survey finds nothing “optimistic” for the future of Latinas

LatinaLista — The headline from the latest national poll targeting Latinos summed up the overall results of the survey as, “Poll of Latino families finds optimism despite many obstacles.” Yet, a deeper look into the findings reveals that there’s nothing optimistic for Latinas. The joint survey commissioned by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) in partnership

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