Child motherhood, considered to be between 10 and 14 years of age, and adolescent motherhood between 15 and 19 years of age, showed an...
The facility provides a more home-like space for teen mothers raising their children in the juvenile detention facility.
GUATEMALA CITY – Teenage pregnancies are on the rise in Guatemala, giving the country the highest adolescent fertility rate in Latin America. In 2011, according to the Reproductive Health Observatory, 49,000 mothers aged 10 to 19 became pregnant, and last year that number increased to 61,000. Of those, 35 were 10-year-old girls.