Latina Youth Sexualities Through Community Health Centers : Discourses And Practices Of Sexual Citizenship

840 Words Jun 17th, 2016 4 Pages
The articles, Regulating Latina Youth Sexualities through Community Health Centers: Discourses and Practices of Sexual Citizenship by Mann (2013) and Feminism and Profit in American Hospitals: The Corporate Constructions of Women’s Health by Thomas and Zimmerman (2007) provided significant insights on reproduction constructs of Latina youths and advancements in women’s health care. I selected the following four topics because they educated me on subjects of no prior knowledge.
In particular, the interrelated topics of of sexual citizenship and the bourgeois heteronormative script in Regulating Latina Youth Sexualities through Community Health Centers: Discourses and Practices of Sexual Citizenship by Mann (2013) piqued my interest. Sexual citizenship is considered a collection of sexual rights and responsibilities that are granted or denied by laws and policies. Furthermore, individuals are required to uphold “participation in “age appropriate” monogamous relationships and, more specifically, procreative monogamous marriage” (Mann, 2013). Latina girls endure discourse when it comes to their sexual and reproductive health care, due to fabricated theories of them being “at risk” to early childbearing, “loss causes” due to poverty and hypersexual. These “nonnormative” sexual and reproductive practices make Latinas a target for providers to establish methods of prevention in community health centers and in return produce girls “who completes her education and is a full…

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