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Teenagers and birth control: “I can’t get pregnant my first time”

Just earlier this week, staff writer Eric Cortes shared a few tips for parents in his article, Talk to your kids about sex. He stated that while there was a decline in teen pregnancy, it was still important for parents to have the conversation with their children. Aside from ensuring that kids have the facts, it’s also another way to connect with them in a meaningful way.

If those aren’t reasons enough, there are more compelling reasons.  Many teens are uneducated about the real consequences of sex. The Center for Disease Control surveyed 5,000 teenage girls who had unplanned pregnancies, sadly half of these girls stated that their pregnancy resulted because they didn’t use birth control. The reasons they didn’t use birth control may scare you into talking to your kids tonight.

Read more at Jezebel.

About Adriana Villavicencio

Dr. Adriana Villavicencio is the youngest child of Ecuadorian immigrants. She has moved 29 times in her life, taking her on a journey from California to Bangalore, India, and New York City, where she recently earned a Ph.D. in Education Leadership and works as a Research Associate at New York University. An avid traveler, Adriana has collected experiences in four different continents and 16 different countries. But as a former high school English teacher, some of her fondest memories are those of her brilliant and brilliantly funny students in Brooklyn and Oakland. Adriana has contributed to several publications including the Daily News and, and is a managing editor for the Journal of Equity in Education. She earned a B.A. in English and an M.A. in English Education at Columbia University, and currently serves on the board of Columbia’s Latino Alumni Association (LAACU). She enjoys scary movies with red vines, Sauvignon Blanc, and her Maltese dog, Napoleon.

To learn more about Adriana’s education consulting company, please visit

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be understood to be shared by Being Latino, Inc.


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