Cultural Attitudes of Teen Pregnancy among Long-Term Hispanics in Northern New Mexico

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147384
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Presentation
Title:
Cultural Attitudes of Teen Pregnancy among Long-Term Hispanics in Northern New Mexico
Abstract:
Cultural Attitudes of Teen Pregnancy among Long-Term Hispanics in Northern New Mexico
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Osuchowski-Sanchez, Mary Ann Katharyn
P.I. Institution Name:University of New Mexico
Title:Doctoral Candidate
[Invited Poster or Paper Session] Purpose:  The purpose of this study is to explore and describe the cultural attitudes and behaviors related to teen pregnancy in parenting Hispanic female teens from long-term families in northern New Mexico. Research questions: 1) What are the attitudes and behaviors of Hispanic teen females regarding sex, contraception, adolescent pregnancy, and parenthood?,  2) What cultural and social influences guide the behavior and belief systems of Hispanic teen females in regards to sex, contraceptive use, adolescent pregnancy, and adolescent parenting? And, 3) What are the attitudes of adult Hispanics regarding teen sexuality and reproduction?Background:  Teen pregnancy in Hispanic youth is a poorly understood phenomenon, thought to have numerous overlapping cultural influences.  Despite the fact the Hispanics have had the highest teen pregnancy rates in the U.S. since 1995 and have pregnancy rates that have declined much more slowly when compared to every other ethnicity, there is limited literature pertaining to Hispanic youth whose families are long-term residence of the U.S. and the cultural factors that influence the decision-making processes and sexual behaviors of this population.  Methods:  An ethnographic design, aimed at collecting pertinent data in the respondent?s own words and validated through observations, allows for an understanding of the cultural influences on reproductive health of these adolescents.  Data is collected using interviews with approximately 10 adolescent mothers (15-17 years), 10 adults who work with adolescent mothers, and participant observation.  Data is analyzed inductively through the process of Immersion and Crystallization, resulting in themes and sub-themes that capture the essence of the culture and which are contextualized with the spoken and observed experiences of those studied.  Implications:  The results of this study will aid in increasing the knowledge base related to Hispanic youth and the many cultural factors affecting their sexual decisions and behaviors.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCultural Attitudes of Teen Pregnancy among Long-Term Hispanics in Northern New Mexicoen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147384-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Cultural Attitudes of Teen Pregnancy among Long-Term Hispanics in Northern New Mexico</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Osuchowski-Sanchez, Mary Ann Katharyn</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of New Mexico</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Doctoral Candidate</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">m.osuchowskisanchez@rocketmail.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Invited Poster or Paper Session] Purpose: &nbsp;The purpose of this study is to explore and describe the cultural attitudes and behaviors related to teen pregnancy in parenting Hispanic female teens from long-term families in northern New Mexico. Research questions: 1) What are the attitudes and behaviors of Hispanic teen females regarding sex, contraception, adolescent pregnancy, and parenthood?, &nbsp;2) What cultural and social influences guide the behavior and belief systems of Hispanic teen females in regards to sex, contraceptive use, adolescent pregnancy, and adolescent parenting? And, 3) What are the attitudes of adult Hispanics regarding teen sexuality and reproduction?Background:&nbsp; Teen pregnancy in Hispanic youth is a poorly understood phenomenon, thought to have numerous overlapping cultural influences.&nbsp; Despite the fact the Hispanics have had the highest teen pregnancy rates in the U.S. since 1995 and have pregnancy rates that have declined much more slowly when compared to every other ethnicity, there is limited literature pertaining to Hispanic youth whose families are long-term residence of the U.S. and the cultural factors that influence the decision-making processes and sexual behaviors of this population.&nbsp; Methods:&nbsp; An ethnographic design, aimed at collecting pertinent data in the respondent?s own words and validated through observations, allows for an understanding of the cultural influences on reproductive health of these adolescents.&nbsp; Data is collected using interviews with approximately 10 adolescent mothers (15-17 years), 10 adults who work with adolescent mothers, and participant observation.&nbsp; Data is analyzed inductively through the process of Immersion and Crystallization, resulting in themes and sub-themes that capture the essence of the culture and which are contextualized with the spoken and observed experiences of those studied.&nbsp; Implications:&nbsp; The results of this study will aid in increasing the knowledge base related to Hispanic youth and the many cultural factors affecting their sexual decisions and behaviors.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:31:51Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:31:51Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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