This raises many questions, but the big question is why is this true?
In 2006, 127 per 1,000 Hispanic teens (ages 15-19) became pregnant, nearly double the national rate. As of 2019, the birth rate among Hispanic teens ages 15-19 was over two times higher than the rate for white teens. Considering the disparities in education and income levels between the two groups, this is hardly surprising.
And before some readers argue that teen pregnancy and intentional young parenthood is just a “cultural thing” in certain populations, it’s worth pointing out that according to national data, Hispanic people of child-bearing age have much higher rates of unintended pregnancy than their white counterparts. Women of color and undocumented immigrants are also at greater risk for rape. Expectedly, Hispanic people who are pregnant are twice as likely to undergo abortions than white people.