URBANA - A University of Illinois researcher advises caution when trying to characterize gender roles and sexual behavior among this country's Latino adolescents and young adults. Latinos featured two teen mothers in a minute program, the Latino students in my classes thought it was an unbalanced portrayal of their community--and they were right! National surveys do show that Latino young people as a group are less likely than their non-Latino peers to use condoms and birth control and are more likely to become pregnant and have a child.
Maria del Rosario Martinez watched soberly as an instructor drew sketches of female sexual organs on a chalkboard. She and eight other Latino mothers, many with toddlers, listened to explanations of menstruacion, menopausia and reproduccion. They had come to a community group at Carr Intermediate School school to learn more about human sexuality so that they might better instruct their children about the facts of life.
Sexual Dysfunction among Latino men and women with poorly controlled diabetes. Latinos are the largest minority population in the United States and are diagnosed with diabetes at nearly twice the rate of non-Hispanic whites. Latinos not only suffer disproportionately from diabetes but also from diabetes related complications, including sexual dysfunction.
Parent familism and knowledge about sex were significantly associated with parents' attitudes toward sexual communication with their teenagers. Parent Latino acculturation was negatively associated with parents' self-efficacy toward sexual communication with their teenagers and positevely associated with parents' subjective norms toward sexual communication with their teenagers. Teenager knowledge about sex was significantly associated with higher levels of teenagers' attitudes and subjective norms about sexual communication with parents. Only the predictor of teenagers' attitudes toward having sex in the next 3 months was significantly associated with teenagers' intentions to have sex in the next 3 months.
Health disparities are differences in the incidence, prevalence, and mortality of a disease and the related adverse health conditions that exist among specific population groups. These groups may be characterized by gender, age, race or ethnicity, education, income, social class, disability, geographic location, or sexual orientation. Top of Page.
This program focuses on young mothers and fathers that struggle here in the United States due to early child bearing. Although it focuses on abstinence, youth are also equipped with the knowledge and skills to build a better future in terms of healthy relationships and marriage. This idea of women as either saints or evil found in churches today derives from values introduced at the time of Mexican colonization.
Latin Americans are usually seen as open and uninhibited when it comes to sex. Naturally this is just that: an image. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Her partnership with the Hispanic man in his early forties lasted two and a half years. Many issues pulled them apart, but none happened in the bedroom, she says. The year-old social worker in Trenton, New Jersey, still actively dates—mostly Latino men. Gonzalez, who asked that her real name not be used, believes Hispanics put a higher priority on having great sex and passion in their relationships than do other Americans.
Hispanics start having children at much younger ages than non-Hispanics. Among Hispanics, teen parenthood is most widespread in the immigrant generation. Not only do Latinos have children at younger ages than non-Latinos, they also marry at younger ages.
Latino youth in the United States are at higher risk for negative sexual outcomes compared to their European American counterparts. Adherence to traditional sexual values may protect against or increase their risk. Past studies have generally utilized proxy measures, such as acculturation, to assess sexual values.