The socio-political context of migration and reproductive health disparities: The case of early…

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Publication date: May 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 180 Author(s): Kate Coleman-Minahan Prior research often explains the lower risk of early sexual initiation among foreign-born Mexican-origin young women by a patriarchal and sexually conservative “traditional Latino culture.” This definition overlooks structural factors such as exploitation of migrant workers, and conflates gender inequality and sexual expectations.

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The socio-political context of migration and reproductive health disparities: The case of early…