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The Relevance of Addressing Them and Stereotypes in Latina

Posted by Ariel Ortíz Macías | 0 comments

Latin women are often depicted in media as caramel skinned, strong- bodied, attractive, shapely, and sassy. Personalities like as Gloria in Modern Family, Carmen Miranda, and Ximena are just a few example. When we hear the term «latina myth,» they are the people we all associate with. They have a thick voice, a gorgeous speech, and a spicy personality. Latinas are reduced to objects and have less potential because of this seductive, exotic myth.

16 young Latinas who participated in focus groups and semistructured interviews between November 2014 and June 2015 at two federally qualified health centers in Baltimore, Maryland, are the subjects of this article’s use of a social determinant of health ( Sdh) framework. Based on individuals’ speech preferences, focus groups and interviews were conducted by a trained, fluent facilitator in either English or Spanish.

Three main themes emerged: Participants shared a desire and capacity to maximize their potentials through contraceptive organization, believed they were responsible for their families ‘ economic well-being, frequently anticipating the birth of their future children, and emphasized the importance of childbearing postponement in the pursuit of educational and professional objectives. These observations demonstrate how crucial it is to correct female prejudices to enable Latinas to reach their full potential. Translating these results into efficient, physician- centered counseling by family planning providers can assistance the aspirations of younger Latinas and promote equity in health care access.

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