Sexual and Reproductive Health Promotion in Latino Populations: Case Studies Across the Americas

Sexual and Reproductive Health Promotion in Latino Populations: Case Studies Across the Americas

by M. Idali Torres
     
 

This book is a first in bringing together a rich, multidisciplinary, multicultural collection of case studies focusing on sexual and reproductive health education problems and programs from across the Americas. No other such collection links the experience of U.S. Latino populations with public health, culture, and community in Latin American countries. Sexual and

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This book is a first in bringing together a rich, multidisciplinary, multicultural collection of case studies focusing on sexual and reproductive health education problems and programs from across the Americas. No other such collection links the experience of U.S. Latino populations with public health, culture, and community in Latin American countries. Sexual and Reproductive Health Promotion with Latino Populations: Parteras, Promotoras & Poetas: Case Studies across the Americas provides fresh insight and innovative, culturally sensitive approaches to health programs at the community level. It emphasizes studies that use qualitative research methods, particularly anthropological ones, to better understand the community's perception of sexual mores, public health practices, and reproductive health programs. The chapters introduce sexual and reproductive health education efforts in South American cultural contexts, including Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, and Latino populations across the U.S. The book is divided into three sections. The first section presents eight cases illustrating ways in which cultural contexts of sexual and reproductive health can be studied to improve social programs and empower marginalized Latino populations. The second section provides four innovative approaches to using the arts, literature, and the mass media to enhance health education efforts to curb social problems, such as youth violence in urban California. The third section presents seven cases that highlight success stories of community health education assessments, programs, and evaluations, particularly in ensuring community participation in planning and implementation. All three sections are rich in cultural context and laced with direct quotations from community residents. The intersection of politics, culture, community, and health is clearly drawn in this exciting work. This collection of innovative viewpoints, often alternative

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"Must reading for cultural anthropologists as well as public health workers, community development specialists, policy makers, and social and behavioral scientists. Also a highly specific case reader for adoption in community health courses at all levels….A first in bringing together a rich, multidisciplinary, multicultural collection of case studies of sexual and reproductive health education with U.S. Latino and Latin American populations."
William A. Darity, Ph.D., Professor/Dean Emeritus, School of Public Health and Health Sciences University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780895032768
Publisher:
Baywood Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Series:
Health Services Series
Pages:
326
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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