248372 A Question of Hope/Una Cuestión de Esperanza

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 2:58 PM

M. Antonia Biggs, PhD , Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Kristen Marchi, MPH , Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Paula Braveman, MD, MPH , Department of Community and Family Medicine, Director of Center on Social Disparities in Health, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Claire Brindis, DrPH , Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
"A Question of Hope" was commissioned by California's Department of Public Health, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Program and Office of Family Planning to provide information to guide local and state pregnancy prevention activities. The film aims to capture the insights, choices and opportunities of young Latina women in California. It is based on findings from a study conducted by the University of California, San Francisco that interviewed Latinas who would soon deliver their first babies. Half of those interviewed were teenagers and half were older, the latter having successfully delayed pregnancy until they were adults. The film is intended to be useful to policy makers, health and social services professionals, and others concerned with helping teens delay childbearing into adulthood. The film is available in both English and Spanish.

Learning Areas:
Diversity and culture
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs

Learning Objectives:
Describe the experiences of pregnant Latina teens and adult Latinas who did not become pregnant as teens. List recommendations to prevent Latina teen childbearing.  

Keywords: Adolescents, Pregnancy

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I was involved in the production of this film.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.