Photos by Kitty Clark
Albuquerque Journal Staff

In New Mexico, Hispanic girls are far more likely than their Anglo counterparts to take on the responsibilities of parenthood during high school. New Mexico isn't unusual. The issue has captured the attention of local and national health professionals and educators. In a two-day series, the Journal examined why there are so many young Hispanic parents and the difficulties they face. These are the photographs from the series.


Read the Parents So Soon series:
  • A Bundle of Blessings & Burdens
  • Two Teens Take on Fatherhood
  • Baby 101 for Teen-age Mothers
  • Experts: Families a Key to Prevention

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