“East Los High” is something new entirely: it’s the first English-language drama explicitly for Latino teens, and it also grew out of partnerships with sexual health organizations and Latino advocacy groups like Planned Parenthood, Advocates for Youth, Voto Latino and the California Family Health Council.
The coalition advised the show’s creators about everything from integrating conversations about sexuality into their storylines, to what resources their characters could access, to what a doctor at a Planned Parenthood office should wear.
Katie Elmore Mota, the show’s Executive Producer, spoke to Campus Progress about the show’s approach to sex-ed, transmedia and the media theories informing the show’s hybrid mix of entertainment and education.
One of those theories is the Sabido methodology, which is based on the work of Miguel Sabido, a Mexican TV producer in the 1970s who began integrating conversations about things like adult literacy and family planning into his hit “telenovelas” and serial dramas.
It’s a model that blends education and entertainment, and it’s the framework “East Los High’s” producer, Population Media Center, applies to their work.
“[We’re] always hiring people locally from the countries that we’re working in or the audiences that we’re targeting, because of course the most authentic and real and compelling stories come from within,” Mota said.
Through a “show not tell” approach to talking about sexuality, young motherhood and growing up, the show “allows the audience to learn vicariously through the characters and their experiences,” Mota continued.
One extended scene shows a character going to a clinic; one video blog features conversations between a pregnant teen and her cousin in Mexico.
The Population Media Center, a group known for the promotion of abortion, has announced a partnership with MTV Latin America, And The United Nations Population Fund in the Launch Multiplatform Campaign “SexySex”
Through a partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), PMC has expanded the social efforts of MTV Latin America’s new novela, Ultimo Año with the launch of the SexySex campaign. Ultimo Año is a 70-episode psychological thriller produced in Mexico City, Mexico. Ultimo Año premiered on MTV Latin America on September 3rd, 2012 and will be broadcast in the United States through Tr3s: MTV Música y Más.
According to their website:
There is a critical need to change social norms regarding contraception and family planning among adolescents and young adults in Mexico. Even though Mexico has made strides in the last ten years on reducing the rates of teenage pregnancies, there are still barriers preventing young women from accessing contraceptives and family planning services. Furthermore, although teen pregnancy has been on the decline, there is still much work to be done to decrease teen pregnancies. Through Ultimo Año, PMC’s primary goal is to provide information, tools, and resources to stimulate social change and improve the overall health of Mexican adolescents and young adults.
Specific goals include:
• Reduce and prevent unintended/unwanted teen pregnancy
• Obtain knowledge about and consider reproductive health options ( Code for abortion )
• Prevent HIV/AIDS and other STIs
• Promote gender equality and discourage violence against women through role modeling
• Encourage youth to achieve success through education and positive life choices
William N. Ryerson, the Founder and President of Population Media Center, leads another organization with leadership in Planned Parenthood is PFIR, Progressives for Immigration Reform. Before founding Population Media Center, he served as Director of the Population Institute’s Youth and Student Division, Development Director of Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania, Associate Director of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, and Executive Vice President of Population Communications International.As a graduate student, he was Founder and first Chairperson of the Yale Chapter of Zero Population Growth (ZPG).
Ryerson also has connections to an anti-immigration organization called: Californians for Population Stabilization or (CAPS). In addition to his connections to Planned Parenthood, CAPS’ 2009 annual report mentions a Board Member, Executive-at-Large:
Read more about how Planned Parenthood and the anti-immigration organizations cross here: Eugenics, Population Control and Racism- Inside Numbers USA, Roy Beck, FAIR, John Tanton, Pioneer Fund, and Planned Parenthood
PMC’s mission is to collaborate with the mass media and other organizations worldwide to:
Bring about stabilization of human population numbers at a level that can be sustained by the world’s natural resources
Population Media Center teams up with other groups like Pathfinder International Some of their funders have experimented on Hispanics. Frederic Osborn was a founding member of the American Eugenics Society and co-founder of the Population Council along with John D. Rockefeller. In 1969, the Population Council’s President, Bernard Berelson, published an article suggesting that if voluntary methods of birth control were not successful, it may become necessary for the government to put a “fertility control agent” in the water supplies of “urban” neighborhoods.
Abortion Game Encourages Women to self abort.
¿No Te Baja? which translates as Missed Your Period? is a “Choose Your Own Adventure”-style game that schools Mexican Women on how to terminate a pregnancy using Misoprostol or other abortion pills. Abortion is illegal in parts of Mexico.
According to the radically pro-abortion RH Reality Check, No Te Baja is thorough, relateable, and easy to use:
Users of No Te Baja, through the actions of Claudia and her boyfriend, go through each detailed step of the process of self-administering a medication abortion: from the initial pregnancy test to the decision whether or not to involve the partner; the signs and symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy to calculating gestational age to indicate whether or not use of Misoprostol will be effective-and if it will be safe to self-administer.
The game advises that Misoprostol can be purchased in most pharmacies and that it may be sold under various other commercial names including Cytotec, Cyrox, and Tomispral. Users receive detailed information on how to administer Misoprostol through the mouth or the vagina, noting that, in the event of having to seek medical attention, medical personnel would likely be able to detect the remnants of the pills inside the vagina- important information for women living in areas where they can be prosecuted for inducing an abortion.
The computer game designed by Ipas Mexico . According to IPAS:
The game, When prevention fails: How to terminate a pregnancy with drugs, is available only in Spanish and presents the story of Claudia and Pedro, a young couple facing an unwanted pregnancy. Through their narrative, the game poses questions that lead users to information about pregnancy identification, estimating gestational age, and pregnancy options including the use of misoprostol for abortion. This interactive tool was developed by and for young people and caters to the preference youth often have for confidential and private information related to sexuality and pregnancy.
“We had guidance material about medical abortion that was geared toward health-care workers, but we still needed material for youth that explained in non-technical terms how to use misoprostol,” explains Maria Elena Collado, Ipas Mexico community access associate. “This is why we decided to use new technologies to develop information specifically for and with young people.” Ipas has disseminated the game as a CD-ROM.
While first-trimester abortion has been legal in Mexico City since April 2007, it is still highly restricted in the country’s 31 states, putting young women between 15 and 29 years of age—who comprise the largest age group seeking abortion services—at increased risk of unsafe abortion. Misoprostol is widely available in pharmacies across Mexico, and women know it can be used to safely terminate a pregnancy, but many pharmacy workers lack knowledge of the correct dosing regimens and don’t have the time or skills to advise women on how to use the drug correctly. Without a source of reliable information, women are in danger of buying the wrong pills (counterfeit pills are widespread), taking the wrong dose, or not knowing when to seek medical assistance or follow-up care.
How the “Game” works:
As users answer questions, they are prompted with further questions and led through various scenarios depending on their decisions at each juncture. First, the game helps women identify their stage of pregnancy. If they are nine weeks pregnant or less, then they are able to choose between options including medical abortion and other pregnancy termination services. If a woman chooses medical abortion, she is then provided accurate dosage information and instructions on how to use misoprostol.
IPAS’s board is made up of a Hodge podge of left-wing pro-abortion minded people including Deborah De Witt who is a member of the board of directors for the Guttmacher Institute , the research arm of Planned Parenthood. Jemima Dennis-Antwi, also on the board, serves as technical adviser for the Population Council.
Alan Guttmacher , who was also a Vice President for the American Eugenics Society, VP of Planned Parenthood and President and Founder of the Guttmacher Institute said this in 1967- “… I would abort mothers already carrying three or more children…I would abort women who desire abortion who are drug addicts or severe alcoholics…I would abort women with sub-normal mentality incapable of providing satisfactory parental care…”
(Source; “Abortion: The Issues”, Dr. Alan Guttmacher – President, Planned Parenthood, December 4, 1967, Harvard Law School Forum)
In 1969, Alan Guttmacher as then President of Planned Parenthood-World Population, said this: “ I would like to give our voluntary means of population control full opportunity in the next 10 to 12 years. Then , if these don’t succeed, we may have to go into some kind of coercion, not worldwide, but possibly in such places as India, Pakistan, and Indonesia, where pressures are the greatest…There is no question that birth rates can be reduced all over the world if legal abortion is introduced…” ( SOURCE: Family Planning: The needa and the Methods, by: Alan F. Guttmacher; The American Journal of Nursing, Vol. 69, No. 6. (June, 1969) PP. 1229-1234)
And in February of 1970 Alan Guttmacher was interviewed by the Baltimore Magazine and said this
“ Our birth rate has come down since we last talked.. I think we’ve hit a plateau- the figure’s not likely to drop much more unless there is more legal abortion. , or abortion on request as we call it…My own feeling is that we’ve got to pull out all the stops and involve the United Nations…If you’re going to curb population, it’s extremely important not to have it done by the dammed Yankees, but by the UN. Because the thing is, then it’s not considered genocide. If the United States goes to the Black man or the yellow man and says slow down your reproduction rate, we’re immediately suspected of having ulterior motives to keep the white man dominant in the world. If you can send in a colorful UN force, you’ve got much better leverage.”
The Population Council, was founded by Frederic Osborn who was a founding member of the American Eugenics Society In 1969, the Population Council’s President, Bernard Berelson, published an article suggesting that if voluntary methods of birth control were not successful, it may become necessary for the government to put a “fertility control agent” in the water supplies of “urban” neighborhoods.