(KVEO) While there's been a drop in teen pregnancy across the nation, there's been an increase in repeat teen births.
"It's a big issue here, it can be a big issue in the Latino community," says OBGYN Dr. Magdelena Flores.
The Centers for Disease Control defines a repeat teen birth as the second or more pregnancy by a mother before age twenty.
Nearly one in five births to teen mothers is a repeat birth.
So what's behind it? Factors differ among cultures and individuals.
"In the Latino community, one of the biggest issues could be the misconception that birth control is bad for the body, that birth control will have a long term effect on the health. So they go ahead and they stop, they stop, there comes another unplanned pregnancy," says Dr. Flores