Specific attention was given to the influence of acculturation among Hispanic teens. The primary language spoken by the respondents English, Spanish, or both was used as a proxy measure for acculturation. This risk was amplified for highly acculturated Hispanic teens OR, 1. However, less acculturated Hispanic youth were actually less likely to have experienced first intercourse than white youth OR, 0. Hispanic Spanish speakers were least likely to have initiated intercourse, while Hispanic English speakers were the most likely.
Acculturation as a Predictor of the Onset of Sexual Intercourse Among Hispanic and White Teens
Employment status of the Hispanic or Latino population by age and sex
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VIII. Family, Fertility, Sexual Behaviors and Attitudes
Vaginal douching is widely practiced by women in the USA, particularly among minority ethnic groups, and is associated with increased risk of pelvic and vaginal infections. Douching practices are shaped by social and cultural norms regarding female hygiene, reproduction, and sexuality. Little previous research has addressed the beliefs and practices of Latina women, and none has included the perspective of men, though limited data suggests that women may douche to please male partners.
Hispanics start having children at much younger ages than non-Hispanics. Among Hispanics, teen parenthood is most widespread in the immigrant generation. Not only do Latinos have children at younger ages than non-Latinos, they also marry at younger ages. Despite their relatively high rate of teen parenthood, most Latino youths do not look favorably upon having children prior to age