‘Sex Will Make Your Fingers Grow Thin and Then You Die': The Interplay of Culture, Myths, and Taboos on African Immigrant Mothers' Perception of Reproductive Health Education with Their Daughters Aged 10–14 Years

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602833
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
‘Sex Will Make Your Fingers Grow Thin and Then You Die': The Interplay of Culture, Myths, and Taboos on African Immigrant Mothers' Perception of Reproductive Health Education with Their Daughters Aged 10–14 Years
Author(s):
Agbemenu, Kafuli
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Gamma Kappa
Author Details:
Kafuli Agbemenu, RN, agbemenu@buffalo.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Background The purpose of this presentation is to examine the convergence of culture, myth, and taboo about reproductive health issues to which African immigrant women, who currently reside in the United States, were exposed while growing up in their countries of origin. We also sought to understand if their perceptions influenced the reproductive health education (RHE) they provide to their daughters aged 10–14 years. Methods Twenty African immigrant mothers in the United States were interviewed about the myths and taboos on pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections they heard growing up in their various African countries of origin. Qualitative content analysis was used to collect and examine data. Results Mothers reported myths and taboos that related to menstruation, sexual intercourse, pregnancy, and HIV/AIDS. Discussion Although several myths and taboos were reported, they did not appear to influence the RHE that mothers provided their daughters. Differences in U.S. culture vis-a-vis their countries of origin compelled most mothers to provide more education than they would have in Africa.
Keywords:
African immigrants; reproductive/sexual health education; emigration and immigration
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15SC2.3
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.title‘Sex Will Make Your Fingers Grow Thin and Then You Die': The Interplay of Culture, Myths, and Taboos on African Immigrant Mothers' Perception of Reproductive Health Education with Their Daughters Aged 10–14 Yearsen
dc.contributor.authorAgbemenu, Kafulien
dc.contributor.departmentGamma Kappaen
dc.author.detailsKafuli Agbemenu, RN, agbemenu@buffalo.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602833en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Background The purpose of this presentation is to examine the convergence of culture, myth, and taboo about reproductive health issues to which African immigrant women, who currently reside in the United States, were exposed while growing up in their countries of origin. We also sought to understand if their perceptions influenced the reproductive health education (RHE) they provide to their daughters aged 10–14 years. Methods Twenty African immigrant mothers in the United States were interviewed about the myths and taboos on pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections they heard growing up in their various African countries of origin. Qualitative content analysis was used to collect and examine data. Results Mothers reported myths and taboos that related to menstruation, sexual intercourse, pregnancy, and HIV/AIDS. Discussion Although several myths and taboos were reported, they did not appear to influence the RHE that mothers provided their daughters. Differences in U.S. culture vis-a-vis their countries of origin compelled most mothers to provide more education than they would have in Africa.en
dc.subjectAfrican immigrantsen
dc.subjectreproductive/sexual health educationen
dc.subjectemigration and immigrationen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:37:42Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:37:42Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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