Young Latina women who have experienced racial or ethnic discrimination are less satisfied overall with their contraceptive care, which could affect their access to more effective contraceptives, new research shows.
Health Promotion and Health Behavior Ph.D. candidate Coral Cotto-Negrón knows that Beavers Give a Dam. The sexual violence prevention program is the focus of her dissertation research with Assistant Professor Jessica Gorman.
The dynamics of a couple’s relationship, including the exclusivity of the partnership, the level of commitment to the partnership and participation in sexual decision-making with their partner, impact young adults’ decisions related to contraceptive use, new research shows.
A new study suggests that it may not help older men and women with sexual problems to talk to a doctor, but men who talk to their partner report greater happiness – and those who talked with friends felt less depressed.
“My goal is to provide support and mentoring to Latino and African American men and women so they can get the experience and education that will allow them to direct research that will make a difference for their communities and for our country,” says Marie Harvey, second from left, pictured with Teela Davis, Nicolas Rueda, and Graig Gilkeson, recruiters/interviewers for the Project on Partner Dynamics. “It was a blessing to be so clear about what I wanted to do with my life.” — Marie Harvey