Planned Parenthood deals with family planning issues including pregnancy and also offers abortions.
Said Salazar: "I know abortion causes friction in the Valley but our choice is not to tell them whether or not to get an abortion. We want to educate them and so they can make the decision they want."
"Our Valley needs to accommodate our youths' different needs. We need to open our eyes and see that youths are having sex and using condoms, so let's educate them on how to use them the right way," added Salazar.
Cecilia Cota, 16, of El Centro, a KUBO DJ, said of the training session, "It's good because it's a great opportunity to get knowledge and get involved."
Those attending the training session included representatives from the Imperial County Sheriff's Office crime prevention unit, Calexico Neighborhood House and Imperial County Behavior Health Services.
Ivan Alvarado, 15, of Calexico, a KUBO DJ, said, "Lack of information and shame are the reasons why teen pregnancies are so high.
"Teens don't have the information and feel ashamed to go to a clinic or doctor and ask for information about contraceptives," he added.
Jessemina Godoy, a program coordinator at Neighborhood House, said, "We're here to get more information to offer young parents and mothers.
One Neighborhood House program deals with young parents or single mothers with children under age 5.
"The problem with teen pregnancies is lack of education. They don't know what's out there and what's going to happen afterward," said Godoy.
"They think it's cute and cool to have a baby and dress them up the way they want but what they don't realize is how much their lives will change," added Godoy.
Paula Herrera, 17, of El Centro, a DJ at the radio station, said, "In the Valley a lot of teens have sexual relations without protection and the best would be to educate them so they don't end up young parents,"
Roberto Acosta, 18, of Calexico a KUBO DJ, said, "If teens want to have sex they will have sex. We just have to educate them so they do it responsibly."
Staff Writer Mario Rentería can be reached at 337-3435.