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Because You’re On Birth Control, It Automatically Makes You Promiscuous or Something”: Latina Women’s Perceptions of Parental Approval to Use Reproductive Health Care

Jun 12, 2013
Authors:
Selma Caal,
Lina Guzman,
Amanda Berger,
Manica F. Ramos,
Elizabeth Golub

Findings suggest that young adult Latinas perceive parents as playing an important role in their sexual and reproductive health seeking behaviors into adulthood. Parents appear to influence their young adult daughters by transmitting the cultural values they have on virginity and familismo, which stresses the importance of family, familial solidarity, and adherence to traditional gender roles within the family structure.

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Authors

Selma Caal
Lina Guzman
Amanda Berger
Manica F. Ramos
Elizabeth Golub

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