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Parteras, Promotoras Y Poetas - Case Studies Across the Americas

Parteras, Promotoras Y Poetas - Case Studies Across the Americas, 1st Edition

By M. Idali Torres, George Peter Cernada

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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.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

INTRODUCTION

Cultural Landscapes and Cultural Brokers of Sexual and Reproductive Health in U.S. Latino and Latin American Populations M. Idalí Torres and George P. Cernada

SECTION ONE Researching Cultural Constructions of Sexual and Reproductive Health

CHAPTER 1

Sexual Practices among the Quiché-Speaking Mayan Population of Guatemala Jane T. Bertrand, Victoria Ward, and Francisco Pauc

CHAPTER 2

Empowerment Rhetoric, Sexual Negotiation, and Latinas’ AIDS Risk: Research Implications for Prevention Health Education Vincent E. Gil

CHAPTER 3

Cultural Factors Affecting the Negotiation of First Sexual Intercourse among Latina Adolescent Mothers Pamela I. Erickson

CHAPTER 4

From Focus Groups to Workshops: Developing a Culturally Appropriate Cervical Cancer Prevention Intervention for Rural Latinas Rose A. Wilcher, Lisa K. Gilbert, Cara S. Siano, and Elva M. Arredondo

CHAPTER 5

Maternal Lactation: A Qualitative Analysis of the Breastfeeding Habits and Beliefs of Pregnant Women Living in Lima, Peru Catherine Oliveros, Grace Marquis, Rosario Bartolini, Gail Ormsby, and Emmanuel Rudatsikira

CHAPTER 6

Much More than HIV! The Reality of Life on the Streets for Drug-Using Sex Workers in Inner City Hartford Nancy Romero-Daza, Margaret Weeks, and Merrill Singer

CHAPTER 7

Assessing the Interrelationships of STIs, Substance Abuse, and Depression among Street-Based Female Adolescent Sex Workers in Puerto Rico: Implications for Community Health Margarita Burgos, Belinda Reininger, Donna L. Richter, Ann L. Coker, Margarita Alegira, Mildred Vera, and Ruth Saunders

CHAPTER 8

Sociocultural Factors Affecting Reproductive Health in Latin America and the Caribbean Marilyn Rice

SECTION TWO Promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health through Popular Culture

CHAPTER 9

Using the Arts and Literature in Health Education Marian McDonald, Giovanni Antunez, and Megan Gottemoeller

CHAPTER 10

Street Theater as a Tool to Reduce Family Planning Misinformation Thomas W. Valente, Patricia R. Poppe, Maria Elena Alva, Rosario Vera De Briceño, and Danielle Cases

CHAPTER 11

Developing and Evaluating a Radio-Linked Telephone Helpline for Hispanics D. Michael Anderson and Elmer E. Huerta

CHAPTER 12

Spanish Language Television News Portrayals of Youth and Violence in California Vivian Chávez and Lori Dorfman

SECTION THREE Ensuring Participation of the Community in Program Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation

CHAPTER 13

Maternal Exhaustion as an Obstetric Complication: Implications of TBA Training Kathleen O’Rourke

CHAPTER 14

Cuidaremos: The HECO Approach to Breast Self-Examination Kate Lorig and Esperanza Garcia Walters

CHAPTER 15

Improving Access to Prenatal Care for Latina Immigrants in California: Outreach and Inreach Strategies Sylvia Guendelman and Sandra Witt

CHAPTER 16

Focused Female Condom Education and Trial: Comparison of Young African American and Puerto Rican Women’s Assessments M. Idalí Torres, Robert Tuthill, Sarah Lyon-Callo, C. Mercedes Hernández, and Paul Epkind

CHAPTER 17

The CEPA Project: A New Model for Community-Based Program Planning David Buchanan, Edna Apostol, Dalila Balfour, Carmen Claudio, Joani Marinoff, Nancy O’Hare, Maria Rodriguez, and Carlos Santiago

CHAPTER 18

The Intersections of Culture, Health, and Systems in California Latino Communities Zoe Cardoza Clayson, Xóchitl Casteñada, Emma Sanchez, and Claire Brindis

CHAPTER 19

Another Crack in the Mirror: The Politics of AIDS Prevention in Mexico Héctor Carrillo

Contributors

Index

About the Authors

M. Idali Torress, PhD is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy Director.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY036000
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health