Dominincan Republic Poverty
Human Trafficking & Prostitution
The women of the Dominican Republic (including teens) are involved with trafficking and prostitution for money. It's hard for them to get an actual job because they don't have time to get an education for a job. That leads them to feel like they have no other option in order to make money and support themselves and their family. All of this is leading to pregnancy.
Over 50% of teens are having sex before the age of 15. Almost 80% of those girls become pregnant. The Dominican Republic has the highest rate of teen pregnancy out of all the Caribbean.