Toward the Prevention of Risky Sexual Behavior Among Latina Youth

Lisa M. Edwards and Lucia J. Stubbs

in The Oxford Handbook of Prevention in Counseling Psychology

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780195396423
Published online November 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

Toward the Prevention of Risky Sexual Behavior Among Latina Youth

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Abstract Sexual risk-taking among Latina youth has been noted as a critical health concern within the United States. In this chapter, the importance of prevention of risky sexual behavior among Latina youth will be discussed. Current prevalence rates and consequences associated with sexual behavior among Latino/as will be reviewed, along with factors that are relevant to understanding the prevention of sexual activity. Finally, programs that have been developed to prevent risky sexual behavior among Latinas will be reviewed and suggestions for prevention efforts will be presented.

Keywords: Latino/a youth; adolescent; sexual activity; prevention; teen pregnancy; risky behavior

Article.  8771 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Counselling Psychology

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