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Session: Latino Sexual and Reproductive Health
4097.0: Tuesday, November 07, 2006: 12:30 PM-1:30 PM
Latino Sexual and Reproductive Health
Hispanic/Latinos represent 13% of the US population (US Census Bureau, 2002), during the next three decades this population is expected to rapidly increase. Specifically, the demographic characteristics include a younger composition and a higher birth rate than the white population. As this population matures they will become sexually active they will be exposed to sexually transmitted infectious (STIs) diseases and many will suffer negative consequences. The CDC (2005) reported that Hispanics accounted for more than 8,000, or 20%, of the more than 42,000 new AIDS cases in the United States. Another disconcerting trend was that 13% of new HIV diagnoses in 2002 were among Hispanics. Other STIs affect this population too, the CDC (2004) reported that Hispanics had a gonorrhea rate of 71 per 100,000 persons and represented 16% of syphilis cases. The numbers highlight the need to develop programs that prevent HIV/AIDS and STIs. Another issue that affects this population is intimate partner violence and innovative programs are being developed to help victims. This session will discuss the components of a cervical cancer screening program, HIV prevention, issues related to sexual behavior, and intimate partner violence.
Learning Objectives: 1. Know the factors that increase breast and cervical cancer screening among Latinas on the US/Mexico Border. 2. Describe the process used to design a program to increase cervical cancer screening for low literacy Latinas. 3. Describe the process used to assess culturally sound measures of abstinence, monogamy, condom use, sexual health and HIV/AIDS prevention for a rural Latino community. 4. Understand how the immigrant generation affects sexual behaviors and intentions of Hispanic and Asian adolescents. 5. Identify Latina’s women’s risk factors associated with intimate partner violence.
Board 1PODER breast and cervical cancer program: Improving access for low-income, uninsured Latinas
Ilana J. Goldberg, MPH
Board 2Development of culturally appropriate evaluation instruments for a rural Latino HIV/AIDS prevention program
Michaela G. Lindahl, MPH, Daniel Lopez-Cevallos, MPH, Elvia Graves, Antonio Torres, BA, Lina Loaiza, BS, Elizabeth Rink, LCSW, CHES
Board 3Sexual intentions, behavior, and associated factors among youth in first, second and third generation immigrant families
Christine J. De Rosa, PhD, Emily Q. Chung, MPH, CHES, Peter R. Kerndt, MD, MPH, Deborah H. Kim, MPH, Esteban Martinez, Ric Loya, Sharon M. Hudson, PhD, Kathleen A. Ethier, PhD, Harold D. Sohn
Board 4Cervical Cancer Intervention for Low Literacy Latinas
Armando Valdez, PhD, Carol Somkin, Anna Napolis-Springer, PhD, Alvaro Garza, MD, MPH, Susan Stewart, PhD
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Latino Caucus
Endorsed by:APHA-Committee on Women's Rights; Black Caucus of Health Workers; Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health; HIV/AIDS; Maternal and Child Health; Public Health Education and Health Promotion; Socialist Caucus; Women's Caucus

The 134th Annual Meeting & Exposition (November 4-8, 2006) of APHA