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dc.contributor.advisorVernon, Irene
dc.contributor.authorCalderon Hooper, Emily Marie
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-28T14:35:13Z
dc.date.available2017-08-14T06:30:24Z
dc.date.submitted2015
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10217/167125
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.
dc.description2015 Summer
dc.description.abstractThis qualitative study explores the experiences and stories of eleven self-identified second and third generation Puerto Rican women raised and living in New York City. Through semi-structured focus groups conducted in New York City, this study deconstructs how the women in this study learn and understand their bodies in the context of reproductive health. Furthermore, it aims to be liberatory in nature and to engage in practices that center the voices and experiences of the women participating. This study comprises decolonial and critical feminist frameworks and epistemologies and argues that second and third generation Puerto Rican women raised in New York City understand their bodies in relation to reproductive health in a multitude of ways. This study shows that reproductive health for Puerto Rican women in New York City should not be framed within a victim/agent dichotomy, because the experiences of these women are more nuanced and complicated. This thesis also reveals that transmission of reproductive healthcare resources from medical professionals to these women is severely limited and lacking. It is recommended that the experiences of Puerto Rican women in reproductive health be valued and incorporated into peer-to-peer workshops and promotora healthcare models to enhance how Puerto Rican women in New York City receive information on reproductive health.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.rightsCopyright of the original work is retained by the author.
dc.titleUnderstanding the body : learning how Puerto Rican women in New York City receive information on reproductive health
dc.typeThesis
dcterms.embargo.terms2017-08-14
dcterms.embargo.expires2017-08-14
dc.contributor.committeememberSouza, Caridad
dc.contributor.committeememberAragon, Antonette
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.A.)
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineEthnic Studies
thesis.degree.grantorColorado State University


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