Factors affecting Latina Health:
- access to healthcare
- racism & discrimination
- acculturation & biculturalism
- familismo (the family)
- gender roles
- early puberty & having an older boyfriend
Recommendations for Developing Programs for Latina Adolescents
- Make programs culturally and linguistically appropriate.
- Involve teens and their social support networks.
- Address culturally defined gender roles.
- Involve communities in programs’ development, implementation, and evaluation.