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ERIC Number: EJ1125702
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Understanding and Alleviating Cultural Stressors and Health Disparities in the Perinatal Outcomes of Mexican-American Women
D'Anna-Hernandez, Kimberly; Rivera, Kendra Dyanne
ZERO TO THREE, v34 n4 p37-45 Mar 2014
Women from minority populations, such as Mexican-American women, face unique social and cultural stressors that are different from men and women in the majority population. These differences have important consequences for the physical and mental health of pregnant mothers and contribute to perinatal health inequalities. As the population in the U.S. continues to diversify, the health care community is becoming more aware of how stressors affect demographic populations differently. Particularly for Mexican-American women, acculturation to mainstream culture poses risks for the mother and child that may be driven by acculturative stress. Protective cultural practices need to be identified in research and practice to promote healthier maternal outcomes for vulnerable populations.
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Language: English
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