“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

Research BriefSexual & Reproductive HealthJun 12 2013

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.