Let's Talk About Sex: Digital Storytelling for Puerto Rican Latina Youth
Public health efforts focused on Latina adolescent sexuality are commonly framed by the persistent syndemic of teen pregnancy/births and STIs, a myopic approach that perpetuates silences that contribute to health inequities and overlooks the clear need to incorporate and acknowledge experiences of trauma in adolescent sexual and reproductive health education and programming.
In this proposed film festival session, we will screen a selection of digital stories created through our 2013-14 National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded collaboration with the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, “Let’s Talk About Sex: Digital Storytelling for Puerto Rican Latina Youth,” a culturally centered, narrative-based approach for analyzing participants’ own depictions of sexual values and practices.
Learning Areas:Advocacy for health and health education
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Communication and informatics
Diversity and culture
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related education
Identify the value of supporting young women in sharing personal stories about sexuality and health, through participatory media. Discuss the relationship of trauma to adolescent pregnancy and parenting.
Keyword(s): Advocacy for health and health education
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I coordinated the Center for Digital Storytelling's subcontract from the University of Massachusetts, on this NIH funded project.
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.