ERIC Number: ED342513
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Family Planning for Migrant Farmworkers of Mexican Culture: A Framework for Action.
Littlefield, Carla N.; And Others
This guide, written for health managers and clinicians, provides information to meet the family planning needs of migrant farmworkers of Mexican culture. The promotion of maternal and child health for migrant farmworker families has brought attention to the incidence of high risk pregnancies among this population. Research indicates that a need exists to increase accessibility and acceptability of family planning services for Mexican American migrant farmworkers. Because of the cultural similarities between Mexicans and Mexican Americans, successful family planning programs in rural areas of Mexico are relevant to service providers in the United States. The first chapter of the guide focuses on women and discusses maternal and infant health risks, social influences and attitudes toward family planning, contraceptive methods for women, and effective means for delivering services. Chapter 2 discusses adolescents and describes influences on adolescent sexuality, risks for sexually active adolescents, contraceptives for adolescents, program implications, and effective means for delivering services. The last chapter centers on the role of males in family planning. Involving males in family planning and providing accurate information about contraceptives would promote positive outcomes. Male methods of contraception are also discussed. Each chapter contains a list of references. Appendices include six family planning case histories, a model family planning project for women at risk, a detailed description of contraceptive methods, and a listing of additional resources for family planning assistance. (LP)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado Community Health Network, Inc., Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Mexico