Italian women are usually depicted in media as caramel skinned, small- bodied, sexy, shapely, and sassy. Heroes quite as Gloria in Modern Family, Carmen Miranda, and Ximena are just a couple cases. When we hear the term «latina notion,» these women are the ones that come to mind. They have a thick highlight, a gorgeous tone, and a spicy character women in spanish. Latinas are reduced to objects and have limited potential due to this seductive, unique 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. A qualified, linguistic mediator conducted focus groups and interviews in either English or Spanish based on members’ language preferences.

Three main themes emerged: Members shared a desire and capacity to maximize their potentials through contraceptive agency, believed they were responsible for their families’ 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 correct latina prejudices to enable Latinas to realize their full potential. Translating these results into efficient, physician- centered counseling by family planning providers is help the aspirations of young Latinas and promote equity in health care access.

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