Latin women are usually depicted in media as caramel skinned, limited- muscled, hot, curvy, and feisty. Personalities like as Gloria in Modern Family, Carmen Miranda, and Ximena are just a few examples. When we hear the term “latina myth,” these women are the ones that come to mind. They have a solid accent, a stunning voice, and a savory character. Latinas are reduced to materials and have less potential because of this seductive, unique stereotype.

16 young Latinas who participated in focus groups and semistructured interviews between November 2014 and June 2015 at two federally qualified health centers in Baltimore, Maryland, are the subject of this article’s use of a social determinant of health ( Sdh) framework. Based on participants’ dialect preferences sexiest mexican women, focus groups and interviews were conducted by a trained, fluent facilitator in either English or Spanish.

Three main themes emerged: Members shared a desire and capacity to maximize their potentials through contraceptive agency, believed they were responsible for their households’ economic well-being, frequently anticipating the birth of their future children, and emphasized the importance of postponing childbirth in order to achieve both academic and professional objectives. These findings demonstrate how crucial it is to correct female preconceptions to enable Latinas to reach their full potential. Translating these results into productive, persistent- centered counseling by family planning providers may help the aspirations of youthful Latinas and promote equity in health care access.