Mexico: Nine year old girl giving birth is not an isolated case

Posted on February 12, 2013 • Filed under: Latin America Womens Issues, Mexico, Social Issues

In Mexico teen pregnancy is socially discriminated, without recognizing that the majority of cases is a result of sexual abuse, rape and social isolation. In the case of the 9 year old girl who gave birth in Jalisco, we talk about a case of sexual violence, as in any type of sex with minors, half a power relationship, and is considered an abuse sexual. In many cases teen pregnancy is an expression of various forms of social exclusion: being female, poor, indigenous, without access to school and health services. We note that this same level of vulnerability as home to thousands of children and adolescents in Mexico: Data realize that in 2011, 11.512 girls between 10 and 14 years reported at least one child (2.1 per thousand), 318 girls were 10 years old when she gave birth [ 1 ]. In the state of Jalisco, 465 girls aged 10 to 14 were mothers in 2011, four of them 10 years old [ 1 ]. 9 out of 10 girls aged 15 to 17 who is mom, does not attend school for discrimination. [ 2 ] is, is denied the right to education as a means to have alternatives of life being a mother. Read Article

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