Italian women are typically depicted in media as caramel skinned, small- creamy, alluring, curvaceous, and feisty. Heroes such as Gloria in Modern Family, Carmen Miranda, and Ximena are just a couple illustrations. When we hear the term “latina myth,” they are the women that come to mind. They have a heavy voice, a stunning voice, and a peppery individuality women in tijuana. Latinas are reduced to objects and have less potential because of this seductive, exotic notion.

In this article, 16 young Latinas who participated in focus groups and semistructured interviews at two federally qualified health centers in Baltimore, Maryland, explored their points of view and experiences using a social determinant of health ( Sdh) framework. A qualified, bilingual mediator conducted focus groups and interviews in either English or Spanish depending on the members’ language choice.

Three main themes emerged: Members shared a desire and capacity to maximize their potentials through contraceptive firm, believed they were responsible for their families ‘ economic well-being, frequently anticipating the birth of their future children, and emphasized the importance of childbearing deferral in the achievement of educational and professional objectives. These studies demonstrate how crucial it is to correct female prejudices to enable Latinas to realize their full potential. Translating these results into effective, individual- centered counseling by family planning providers you assistance the aspirations of adolescent Latinas and promote equity in health care access.

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