Sexual Health and Sex Education Access Among Latina College Students

Gabriela Davila, Dr. Lena McQuade, Women's and Gender Studies Department, Sonoma State University, 1801 E. Cotati Ave. Rohnert Park CA, 94928

This research proposal aims to find new methods to increase access to sex education among Latinas. One of the objectives of this study is to explore how as a society and medical professionals can find new ways to improve sexual health education and make it more inclusive among Latina college students. The significance of this study is to raise awareness of sexual health among Latinas and the merit of this study is to ask how Latinas define good sexual health and safe sex in their own words. The literature highlights the experiences and barriers Latinas face when accessing sexual health and sex education, including the importance of introducing the topic of sex at a young age and cultural stigmas regarding sex education and sexual health. Doing semi-structured interviews, will help analyze the areas in which sexual health education can be more accessible to Latinas and how medical professionals can improve this ongoing issue. 

Additional Abstract Information

Presenter: Gabriela Davila

Institution: Sonoma State University

Type: Poster

Subject: Gender, Ethnicity, & Cultural Studies

Status: Approved

Time and Location

Session: Poster 7
Date/Time: Tue 3:30pm-4:30pm
Session Number: 5059