Latin women are usually depicted in media as caramel skinned, limited- creamy, hot, 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 notion,” these women are the ones that come to mind. They have a solid accent, a beautiful voice, and a peppery individuality. Latinas are reduced to materials and have limited potential because of this seductive, unique notion.

16 young Latinas who participated in focus groups and semistructured interviews guadalajaran women between November 2014 and June 2015 at two federally qualified health centers in Baltimore, Maryland, are the subject of this article’s use of a social determinant of health ( Sdh) framework. Based on members’ speech preferences, focus groups and interviews were conducted by a trained, fluent moderator in either English or Spanish.

Three main themes emerged: Individuals shared a desire and ability to maximize their potentials through contraceptive company, 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 observations demonstrate how crucial it is to address latina prejudices to enable Latinas to reach their full potential. Translating these results into efficient, calm- centered counseling by family planning providers may assistance the aspirations of youthful Latinas and promote equity in health care access.

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