Document Type

Contribution to Book

Language

eng

Format of Original

14 p.

Publication Date

2012

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Source Publication

Oxford Handbook of Prevention in Counseling Psychology

Source ISSN

978-0-19-539642-3

Original Item ID

doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195396423.013.0018

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.

Comments

Published version. "Toward the Prevention of Risky Sexual Behavior Among Latina Youth," in Oxford Handbook of Prevention in Counseling Psychology. Eds. Elizabeth Vera. Oxford, NY: Oxford University Press, 2012: 285-298. DOI. © Oxford University Press 2012. Used with permission.

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