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Resource ID: #20462
Subject: Sports
Source: USA Today (McLean, Va.)
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Date: March 27

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Surveys show that young Hispanic girls are less likely to participate in sports than non-Hispanic girls. School officials and experts say sports participation among these girls is necessary because Hispanic girls face a higher risk of dropping out of school, teen pregnancy, and obesity. According to this investigation, family life and tradition play a significant role in why these girls don't participate in sports. This story also looks at Hispanic women who are professional athletes and serve as role models for other female athletes.

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