The State of Latina Adolescents’ Health (2003)

Factors affecting Latina Health:

  • poverty
  • access to healthcare
  • racism & discrimination
  • acculturation & biculturalism
  • familismo (the family)
  • gender roles
  • religion
  • 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.

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