Date of Award

2016

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Community Health

First Advisor

Charles Klein

Subjects

Vasectomy -- United States -- Social aspects, Vasectomy -- Hispanic Americans -- Attitudes, Masculinity -- Hispanic Americans, Masculinity -- Latin America

DOI

10.15760/honors.212

Abstract

The number of vasectomized foreign-born Latinos in the U.S. has increased by 2.2% from 1995-2010 (CDC, 2012). This increase is analyzed using a financial and cultural framework. The study has two objectives: a) examine the accessibility of a vasectomy among foreign-born Latinos, b) explore masculinity traits among foreign-born Latinos that influence their decision to undergo a vasectomy. Based on the literature review, this research study proposes an expansion in vasectomy coverage not only to eliminate health care disparities, but also to decrease expenses in health care costs by providing coverage for a more affordable permanent sterilization method; and the implementation of appropriate public health interventions that take into account the unique masculinity experiences of foreign-born Latinos who are interested in undergoing a vasectomy.

Comments

An undergraduate honors thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Science in University Honors and Community Health Education

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/17388

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