¿Cómo son las “teen mom” latinoamericanas?

América Latina y El Caribe es la segunda región con mayor fecundidad adolescente en el mundo después de África, según estudios publicados por Unicef. Aquí una de cada tres jóvenes es madre antes de cumplir 20 años.

Los países con mayores tasas de embarazo adolescente son:

  1. Nicaragua 28%
  2. Honduras 26%
  3. República Dominicana 25%
  4. Guatemala y El Salvador 24%
  5. Ecuador 21%
  6. Bolivia y Colombia 20%

 

Gender week in @sanjosefoto Marcela (16) live in “Complexo do Alemão”, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She live with her mother who was teenager mother and two siblings. Brazil has a teen pregnancy rate of 89 per 1000 inhabitants when the world average is 49 per 100 inhabitants. But this index is increasing markedly in the favelas of Rio, in the ages between 14 and 19 years. Complexo do Alemão is a set of favelas in northern Rio de Janeiro where the rate of teen pregnancy increases significantly. Brazil could have increased its productivity, up to US $ 3,500 millions if adolescent girls in that country postponed pregnancy until their twenties. From my ongoing project TEEN MOM in latin america Photo: @christian_foto / @prime_collective #nicaragua #teen #mom #everydaylatinamerica #teenmom #latinamerica #everydayeverywhere #teenager #pregnancy #sanjosefoto2016 #brazil #riodejaneiro

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Las cifras en los últimos años no solo se han mantenido, sino que han ido aumentado. Con estas cifras, aunque alarmantes, es difícil imaginar lo que miles de adolescentes viven a diario. Sin embargo el fotógrafo Uruguayo Cristian Rodríguez ha hecho un gran trabajo para mostrar las caras de esta problematica.

 

Gender week in @sanjosefoto Aline (14) live in “Complexo do Alemão”, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She live with her mother who was teenager mother. She attend the program” Meninas Mães” for prevent teenager pregnancy from NGO IBBIS Brazil has a teen pregnancy rate of 89 per 1000 inhabitants when the world average is 49 per 100 inhabitants. But this index is increasing markedly in the favelas of Rio, in the ages between 14 and 19 years. Complexo do Alemão is a set of favelas in northern Rio de Janeiro where the rate of teen pregnancy increases significantly. Brazil could have increased its productivity, up to US $ 3,500 millions if adolescent girls in that country postponed pregnancy until their twenties. From my ongoing project TEEN MOM in latin america Photo: @christian_foto / @prime_collective #nicaragua #teen #mom #everydaylatinamerica #teenmom #latinamerica #everydayeverywhere #teenager #pregnancy #sanjosefoto2016 #brazil #riodejaneiro

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Este trabajo fue dado a conocer masivamente el pasado sábado, cuando se le otorgó el Getty Images Instagram Grant con el que recibirá una subvención de US$10 mil y su trabajo será exhibido en Photoville, ubicado en Nueva York, hasta el 25 de septiembre.

Angela Mieres (15) hugs her sister Patricia during labor. Her boyfriend and father of the baby was shot dead 20 days before birth. Uruguay is among the countries with the highest rate of teen pregnancy in the world. Uruguayan highest number of maternity cases; as well as the most complex; are attended at the Women’s Hospital “Dra. Paulina Luisi” in the Pereira Rossell Hospital Center; reaching a 26% of the total. While in Uruguay there are 60 teenage pregnancies per 1; 000 inhabitants; the global average is 49. For authorities it has always been a problem: more prematurity; lower birth weight; higher prevalence of congenital syphilis; reproduction of poverty; and 85% of teenage mothers leaving the education system.; Most of the young people I spoke with decided to have their children and never considered the idea of abortion. Professionals working at the hospital reported that in their respective neighborhoods; these young women no longer belong to street rods; they reach a higher status: being a mother. Being a teenage mother in the neighborhoods on the outskirts of the city has another social connotation; that a middle or upper class girl wouldn’t have. For a teenage mother from a lower socio-economical status a child is a personal object; a possession nobody can deprive her from. Her child becomes a way to approach a higher level in the social ladder; it is a life project.; Results of a field study concluded that they tend to repeat their mothers’ patterns; most of whom were also teenage moms. From a 23 patients research; 19 were born to teenagers. Their closest references have been very young mothers; which is well regarded in their communities and neighborhoods.; “Teenage pregnancy is an issue. Gender week in @sanjosefoto Photo: @christian_foto / @prime_collective #nicaragua #teen #mom #everydaylatinamerica #teenmom #latinamerica #everydayeverywhere #teenager #pregnancy #sanjosefoto2016 #sister #teen #mom #labor #montevideo #uruguay

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En la página del premio, Cristian habla de Instagram como una plataforma que le permite más libertad creativa, donde puede explorar lo visual y lo emocional.

Gender week in @sanjosefoto Alenka Rodriguez (16) Newly admitted in the hospital to begin her birth labor. Consoled by her mother Silvana Rodriguez. She is a single mom. Uruguay is among the countries with the highest rate of teen pregnancy in the world. Uruguayan highest number of maternity cases; as well as the most complex; are attended at the Women’s Hospital “Dra. Paulina Luisi” in the Pereira Rossell Hospital Center; reaching a 26% of the total. While in Uruguay there are 60 teenage pregnancies per 1; 000 inhabitants; the global average is 49. For authorities it has always been a problem: more prematurity; lower birth weight; higher prevalence of congenital syphilis; reproduction of poverty; and 85% of teenage mothers leaving the education system.; Most of the young people I spoke with decided to have their children and never considered the idea of abortion. Professionals working at the hospital reported that in their respective neighborhoods; these young women no longer belong to street rods; they reach a higher status: being a mother. Being a teenage mother in the neighborhoods on the outskirts of the city has another social connotation; that a middle or upper class girl wouldn’t have. For a teenage mother from a lower socio-economical status a child is a personal object; a possession nobody can deprive her from. Her child becomes a way to approach a higher level in the social ladder; it is a life project.; Results of a field study concluded that they tend to repeat their mothers’ patterns; most of whom were also teenage moms. From a 23 patients research; 19 were born to teenagers. Their closest references have been very young mothers; which is well regarded in their communities and neighborhoods.; “Teenage pregnancy is an issue. Gender week in @sanjosefoto Photo: @christian_foto / @prime_collective #nicaragua #teen #mom #everydaylatinamerica #teenmom #latinamerica #everydayeverywhere #teenager #pregnancy #sanjosefoto2016 #sister #teen #mom #labor #montevideo #uruguay

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Cristian es un fotógrafo documental interesado en explorar el género y la identidad y cómo estas cuestiones tienen un enorme impacto en las comunidades. Es hijo de una madre soltera, fue criado por su abuela y su hermana fue madre a la edad de 16 años. Su trabajo se ha centrado en mujeres.

Gender week in @sanjosefoto ! This week I will be published images from my ongoing project Teen Mom in Latin America. Gloria hold a duck at home. Gloria (13) belongs to the Mixe Community of Maluco, a small village in the north of the “Itsmo de Tehuantepec”, Oaxaca. She lives with her mother and 8 of her 10 siblings, who are between 4 and 20 years old. Gloria became mother at the age of 12, consequence of the constant sexual abuse of her father who has also attacked two of her sisters, aged 8 and 16. According to the Population Fund of the United Nations, Latin America is the only region of the world where teenpregnancy is still increasing. In Latin America, a third part of the pregnancies belong to girls below 18 years old, and “recent projections suggest that the adolescent fertility rate in Latin America will be the highest in the world, and will remain stable for the period 2020-2100” and deliveries under 15 years old will increase to three million per year in Latin America by 2030. Photo: @christian_foto / @prime_collective #nicaragua #teen #mom #everydaylatinamerica #teenmom #latinamerica #everydayeverywhere #teenager #pregnancy #sanjosefoto2016 #Mexico #Oaxaca

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Jessica Ramirez (15) with his son Esteban Nahuel. Uruguay is among the countries with the highest rate of teen pregnancy in the world. Uruguayan highest number of maternity cases; as well as the most complex; are attended at the Women’s Hospital “Dra. Paulina Luisi” in the Pereira Rossell Hospital Center; reaching a 26% of the total. While in Uruguay there are 60 teenage pregnancies per 1; 000 inhabitants; the global average is 49. For authorities it has always been a problem: more prematurity; lower birth weight; higher prevalence of congenital syphilis; reproduction of poverty; and 85% of teenage mothers leaving the education system.; Most of the young people I spoke with decided to have their children and never considered the idea of abortion. Professionals working at the hospital reported that in their respective neighborhoods; these young women no longer belong to street rods; they reach a higher status: being a mother. Being a teenage mother in the neighborhoods on the outskirts of the city has another social connotation; that a middle or upper class girl wouldn’t have. For a teenage mother from a lower socio-economical status a child is a personal object; a possession nobody can deprive her from. Her child becomes a way to approach a higher level in the social ladder; it is a life project.; Results of a field study concluded that they tend to repeat their mothers’ patterns; most of whom were also teenage moms. From a 23 patients research; 19 were born to teenagers. Their closest references have been very young mothers; which is well regarded in their communities and neighborhoods.; “Teenage pregnancy is an issue. Gender week in @sanjosefoto Photo: @christian_foto / @prime_collective #nicaragua #teen #mom #everydaylatinamerica #teenmom #latinamerica #everydayeverywhere #teenager #pregnancy #sanjosefoto2016 #sister #teen #mom #labor #montevideo #uruguay

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Gender week in @sanjosefoto Rita Lopez (17 years old) holds her first child. She has 8 brothers and her mother was also q teenage mother at age 14. She accompanies her daughter during the birth. Uruguay is among the countries with the highest rate of teen pregnancy in the world. Uruguayan highest number of maternity cases; as well as the most complex; are attended at the Women’s Hospital “Dra. Paulina Luisi” in the Pereira Rossell Hospital Center; reaching a 26% of the total. While in Uruguay there are 60 teenage pregnancies per 1; 000 inhabitants; the global average is 49. For authorities it has always been a problem: more prematurity; lower birth weight; higher prevalence of congenital syphilis; reproduction of poverty; and 85% of teenage mothers leaving the education system.; Most of the young people I spoke with decided to have their children and never considered the idea of abortion. Professionals working at the hospital reported that in their respective neighborhoods; these young women no longer belong to street rods; they reach a higher status: being a mother. Being a teenage mother in the neighborhoods on the outskirts of the city has another social connotation; that a middle or upper class girl wouldn’t have. For a teenage mother from a lower socio-economical status a child is a personal object; a possession nobody can deprive her from. Her child becomes a way to approach a higher level in the social ladder; it is a life project.; Results of a field study concluded that they tend to repeat their mothers’ patterns; most of whom were also teenage moms. From a 23 patients research; 19 were born to teenagers. Their closest references have been very young mothers; which is well regarded in their communities and neighborhoods.; “Teenage pregnancy is an issue. Gender week in @sanjosefoto Photo: @christian_foto / @prime_collective #nicaragua #teen #mom #everydaylatinamerica #teenmom #latinamerica #everydayeverywhere #teenager #pregnancy #sanjosefoto2016 #sister #teen #mom #labor #montevideo #uruguay

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