Teen Mothers in Honduras

Latin America has the highest incidence of births to teens in all of the world.  Honduras has the highest rates in all of Latin America.

Poverty, poor education, inequality and an inadequate ability to make decisions and control their own life plans puts girls in Latin America at greater risk of teenage pregnancy and early motherhood. This, in turn, is associated with lower educational, economic and job opportunities.

According to the World Bank’s report, evidence indicates that reducing inequality and generating greater opportunities for women can contribute to a reduction in the risk of teenage pregnancy and mitigate the effects of early motherhood. Social policies and programs that reduce poverty and gender inequality are crucial to this end.

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