Costa Rica News – An alarming result from the National Youth Survey showed that 63% of girls aged 15 to 17 have relationships with adults. Of that 63%, 52% were referring to those not much older than themselves, between 18-24 years old, but the rest were much older.
In fact, 6% were in relationships with men 30 years old or older. Additionally, almost 90% of teenage pregnancies are the result of relationships with adults, illegal relationships.
Many factors play into this situation. For instance, there’s immaturity in which the girls really feel in love and are not able to identify the abuse in a relationship. Then there’s poverty, in which girls and even their families see it as an opportunity to become better off financially. Some can’t afford