Latin women are usually depicted in media as caramel skinned, limited- muscled, beautiful, shapely, and feisty. Personalities like as Gloria in Modern Family, Carmen Miranda, and Ximena are just a couple example. When we hear the term “latina myth,” they are the females we all associate with. They have a heavy highlight, a stunning tone, and a peppery individuality. Latinas are reduced to things and have limited possible due to this seductive, exotic myth.

16 young Latinas who participated in focus groups and semistructured interviews between November 2014 and June 2015 at two federally qualified health centers in Baltimore, Maryland, are the subject of this article’s use of a social determinant of health ( Sdh) framework. A skilled, fluent mediator conducted focus groups and interviews in either English or Spanish based on contributors’ language preferences.

Three main themes emerged: Individuals shared a desire and ability to maximize their potentials through contraceptive organization, believed they were responsible for their families ‘ economic well-being, frequently anticipating the birth of their future children, and emphasized the importance of childbearing deferral in the achievement of educational and professional objectives. These findings demonstrate how crucial it is to address latina prejudices to enable Latinas to reach their full potential. Translating these results into efficient, persistent- centered counseling by family planning providers can assistance the aspirations of fresh Latinas and promote equity in health care access.