Filling the Gap in Venezuela
Venezuela has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in Latin America, and after a stroll through Caracas, it's not hard to believe. Young women with pregnant bellies or babies are readily seen.
In 2011, the Ministry of Health reported that nearly 1 in 3 pregnancies were among young women between 15 and 19 years old. Yet, comprehensive sexuality education isn’t a mandatory part of the school curriculum. Instead, local health providers are left to fill the gap.