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The Relevance of Addressing Them and Stereotypes in Latina

Italian women are generally depicted in media as caramel skinned, small- muscled, alluring, curvaceous, and sassy. Personalities like as Gloria in Modern Family, Carmen Miranda, and Ximena are just a couple illustrations When we hear the term « latina stereotype, » these women are the ones that come to mind. They have a solid dialect, a lovely message, and a savory individuality. Latinas are reduced to objects and have limited potential due to this seductive, wild myth.

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 skilled, linguistic mediator conducted focus groups and interviews in either English or Spanish based on members’ language preferences.

Three main themes emerged: Individuals shared a desire and capacity to maximize their potentials through contraceptive firm, believed they were responsible for their people’ economic well-being, frequently anticipating the birth of their future children, and emphasized the importance of postponing childbirth in order to achieve both academic and professional objectives. These findings demonstrate how crucial it is to correct mexican preconceptions to enable Latinas to reach their full potential. Translating these results into productive, physician- centered counseling by family planning providers is help the aspirations of adolescent Latinas and promote equity in health care access.

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