This publication focuses on the obstacles youth of color face with discrimination and racism.
- Queer youth of color are less likely to be out to their parents
- In research gathered at Black Pride events, Black youth said the church considered homosexuality a sin.
- Youth of color say they feel they have to choose between culture and sexual identities.
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This resource shows statistics and images about how deportations affect women and their reproductive health.
Women who migrate to the U.S. and are undocumented risk being detained and deported. This separates the mother from the child. Women try to come back and reunite with children but if caught are then held in detention center a.k.a prison away from their children. These children are placed in the welfare system. Women are detained when migrating to the U.S and denied proper healthcare.
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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.
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This website answers the following questions: What does a traditional birth doula do? What does an on-call birth doula do?
This website provides services. It is a website to obtain a doula. It is also a good website to gather information and it also answers questions about finding a doula and having one for pregnancy.
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Public funding for family planning services, such as access to contraceptives, screening for breast and cervical cancers, and testing for STDs, for low-income women is shown to save public dollars in the long haul. Through a cost-benefit analysis, it was determined that for everyone $1 spent in public funding, $4.02 is saved by providing access to care.
- [It was] estimate[d] that of the total 1.4 million unintended pregnancies averted by publicly funded clinics in 2004, about 290,000 would have occurred among teenagers, and just over 1 million would have been to unmarried women or to women under 200% of the federal poverty level.” (Frost et al., 2008, p. 789)
- “In 2004, women who received care from family planning clinics were able to avoid over 1.4 million unplanned pregnancies. These women were thus spared from having to make difficult decisions regarding whether to have an unplanned birth or to terminate the pregnancy through abortion.” (Frost et al., 2008, p. 793)
Citation: Frost, J.J., Finer, L.B., & Tapales, A. (2008). The impact of publicly funded family planning clinic services on unintended pregnancies and government cost savings. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. Vol. 19, Issue 3. p. 778-796
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