If you or someone you know sees the warning signs in their relationship, text loveis to 22522.
Learn other ways how unhealthy and abusive relationships work by exploring our power and control wheel.
Guatemala has one of the highest rates of teen pregnancy in Latin America, putting girls on a path to poverty and dependence rather than school or decent work.
Government statistics cited by Planned Parenthood Federation recorded more than 5,000 pregnancies by girls under 14 in 2014 - and in four out of five cases the offender was a close relative such as a father, uncle or grandparent.
A host of different factors can place a child at risk for bullying his or her peers.One quarter of the children in Guatemala were born to adolescent mothers in the last five years, data shows.Ignorance about reproduction is rooted in traditional culture and teachings of the Catholic Church and evangelical churches, where girls learn that talk of sex is shameful or forbidden, said volunteers with mentoring program Abriendo Oportunidades (Opening Opportunities).When asked if she was worried about finding a boyfriend, she calmly replies: 'I am a little bit.But if any of the boys decline me because of my situation then I just know they’re not right for me at all.'Jazz, who has a sister and two brothers, said as a toddler she knew she wanted to be a girl and would unsnap her onsies to make it look like a dress.