Latin women are usually depicted in media as caramel skinned, small- creamy, hot, curvy, and sassy. Personas quite as Gloria in Modern Family, Carmen Miranda, and Ximena are just a couple illustrations. When we hear the term “latina stereotype,” they are the women we all associate with. They have a solid dialect, a lovely words, and a peppery individuality. Latinas are reduced to materials and have limited potential because of this seductive, unique 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. Based on respondents’ language preferences, focus groups and interviews were conducted by a trained, bilingual moderator in either English or Spanish.

Three main themes emerged: Contributors shared a desire and capacity to maximize their potentials through contraceptive company, 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 conclusions demonstrate how crucial it is to address female stereotypes to enable Latinas to reach their full potential single dominican women. Translating these results into powerful, persistent- centered counseling by family planning providers you support the aspirations of fresh Latinas and promote equity in health care access.