Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Health Studies: Community Health Education and University Honors
Vasectomy -- Social aspects -- United States, Vasectomy -- Hispanic Americans -- Attitudes, Masculinity -- Hispanic Americans, Masculinity -- Latin America
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.
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Altamirano, Midori Mawi, "Vasectomy Disparities among Foreign-Born Latinos Living in the United States : a Preliminary Study" (2015). University Honors Theses. Paper 296.