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New Polling Data on U.S. Latinos, to be Released Apr. 25, Show Support for Sex Ed

April 24, 2013

The Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health at New York University’s Silver School of Social Work (CLAFH) will hold a briefing via phone on Thursday, April 25, 12:30- to-1:30 p.m., with Planned Parenthood Federation of America to announce the results of a new poll of U.S. Latinos. The poll shows overwhelming support for sex education and access to birth control to reduce teen pregnancy.

Amid continued declines in teen pregnancy among Latinos, 87 percent of U.S. Latinos believe that it is very important for teens to avoid getting pregnant or causing a pregnancy. Only 3.6 percent do not see this as important for teens. The nationally representative poll sheds light on attitudes toward sex education, access to birth control and the shared responsibility to address this issue.

The poll was commissioned by Planned Parenthood in collaboration with CLAFH, and was conducted by GfK Custom Research, LLC.

For the  briefing’s dial-in information, contact Catherine Lozada at 212-261 4502 or Catherine.lozada@ppfa.org.

While teen pregnancy rates have declined significantly in the last two decades, four in ten Latina teens will experience at least one pregnancy before the age of 20 and they are one and a half times more likely than white non-Latina teen moms to have a repeat teen birth.


WHAT: A media briefing via phone on the new Planned Parenthood/CLAFH polling data.

WHO: Leslie Kantor, Vice President, Education, Planned Parenthood Federation of America

• Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, Professor and Co-Director, Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health at NYU
• Rocsi Diaz, Entertainment Tonight Correspondent .

• Marie Logsden, Vice President, Education, Training and Diversity, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains

• Eric Ferrero, Vice President, Communications, PPFA.

WHEN: Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 12:30 p.m. ET.

About CLAFH:
The Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health (CLAFH) at the NYU Silver School of Social Work investigates the role of the Latino family in shaping the development and well-being of Latino adolescents. Our research addresses key issues among Latino and other families and seeks to foster the development and evaluation of evidence-based interventions to prevent and reduce problem behaviors among youth. The Center serves as a link between the scientific community, Latino health and social service providers, and the broader Latino community.www.clafh.org

About GfK Custom Research, LLC:
GfK Custom Research, LLC (GfK) is one of the leading market research organizations worldwide and is widely utilized by leaders in business, government, and academia. It recruits and maintains web-enabled, probability-based panels that represent roughly 97 percent of both U.S. households overall and Latino households in the U.S., including both predominantly English- and Spanish-dominant households.

About Planned Parenthood:
Planned Parenthood is the nation’s leading provider and advocate of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and young people, as well as the nation’s largest provider of sex education. With more than 750 health centers across the country, Planned Parenthood organizations serve all patients with care and compassion, with respect and without judgment. Through health centers, programs in schools and communities, and online resources, Planned Parenthood is a trusted source of reliable health information that allows people to make informed health decisions. We do all this because we care passionately about helping people lead healthier lives.

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Silver School of Social Work

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: Robert Polner | (212) 998-2337

New Polling Data on U.S. Latinos, to be Released Apr. 25, Show Support for Sex Ed

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