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The Relevance of Addressing Them and Stereotypes in Latina

Latin women are usually depicted in media as caramel skinned, restricted- muscled, beautiful, curvaceous, and feisty. Characters such 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 heavy dialect, a wonderful speech, and a spicy character. Latinas are reduced to objects and have limited possible due to this seductive, wild stereotype.

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 peruvian girls. Based on respondents’ dialect preferences, focus groups and interviews were conducted by a trained, fluent facilitator in either English or Spanish.

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