Tuesday 16th April, 2013
11:20am to 11:50am
Latinos are disproportionately affected by unintended pregnancy and HIV/STIs. Latino migrants in rural Oregon communities tend to be young men at increased risk for sexual health problems. To improve the delivery of sexual and reproductive health services (SRHS) to this population, we conducted interviews with 29 providers who work in rural Oregon to explore what factors influence the use of SRHS by Latino men. Factors identified included men's lack of accurate knowledge, denial of health problems, clinics' lack of resources, need for additional outreach services, and shortage of male and Spanish-speaking providers. Providers recommended innovative strategies for increasing capacity.
Megan Cahn, S. Marie Harvey, Meredith Branch, Antonio Torres, Oregon State University
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