Sex and Sexuality Among New York's Puerto Rican Youth

Sex and Sexuality Among New York's Puerto Rican Youth

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Though Latinos are the youngest and most rapidly growing minority ethnic group in the U.S. today, their experiences with regard to sexuality have received little attention. Remedying this, Sex, and Sexuality draws on the voices of second-generation Puerto Rican adolescents in New York to illustrate the complex interactions of class, culture, and acculturation that produce sexual behaviors and attitudes. Asencio reveals that programs encouraging abstinence, monogamy, and safer-sex practices have interacted with Latino adolescent social and cultural norms to produce changes - but not changes that reduce sexual risk. Her study presents both data and conclusions that have critical significance for the development of policy aimed at mitigating the devastation of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 210 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 18mm | 358.34g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • 1588260739
  • 9781588260734

Table of contents

Introduction: Latinos, Gender, and Sexuality. Virginity Is for Females, Abstinence, Monogamy As Practiced. Safer Sex: Noncoital Behavior, Safer Sex: Coitus and Condoms. Conclusions: Perspectives on Research, Programs, and Policy.show more

About Marysol Asencio

Marysol Asencio is assistant professor of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies and Family Studies at the University of Connecticut and associate director of the university's Puerto Rican and Latino Studies Institute.show more

Review quote

"An excellent and important work." - Oliva M. Espinshow more