Latin women are often depicted in media as caramel skinned, restricted- muscled, beautiful, curvy sexy latina women, and feisty. Personas like as Gloria in Modern Family, Carmen Miranda, and Ximena are just a couple example. When we hear the term “latina myth,” they are the ladies we all associate with. They have a heavy highlight, a gorgeous speech, and a spicy character. Latinas are reduced to items and have limited ability due to this seductive, spectacular notion.

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 skilled, linguistic mediator conducted focus groups and interviews in either English or Spanish depending on the participants’ language choice.

Three main themes emerged: Individuals 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 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 mexican stereotypes to enable Latinas to reach their full potential. Translating these results into successful, physician- centered counseling by family planning providers is support the aspirations of youthful Latinas and promote equity in health care access.


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