Latina Sexuality, Fertility and Reproduction.
When the U.S. population had reached a record, the 300 millionth person to be born, news reports and the media started to clamor. How with the “major” help of the Latinas did this come to happen (Chavez 70)? It is evident that we need to look deeper into how this data is represented in the U.S. and realize that these representations are not always accurate. A myth is more than a made up story, it can be the topic of what we represent to believe true. “Latina sexuality, fertility, and reproduction are analyzed as key intertwined concepts in a national public discourse on immigration (Chavez 73).” This story is way more convoluted than we are told to accept as true. In general, it may be true that Latina women tend to have more children, but there are many other key factors to consider and many different myths associated with Latina fertility that need to be revealed. When it comes to advertising, reporting and the media, those are the sources that have engrained a sense of prejudice to Latina community. As Chavez states, “Such reporting underscored Latina fertility and immigration as key components of population growth and other demographic changes” (71). Latina reproduction isn’t merely perceived as a threat because of population growth but it is considered a threat because it disobeys the invisible line between immigrants and citizens. This grey area is a burning issue when it comes to politics because a majority of the time the mother is an undocumented immigrant (Chavez, 72). It is often believe that Latinas, “Come here, have their babies, and after that they become citizens and all those children use social services (Chavez, 72). In doing so, many believe they become “anchor babies.” It is true that our constitution grants the right of citizenship for children born in the United States but it has become evident that the rights of a person born in a particular nation may no longer be as permanent and absolute as...
18 February 2014
My Sexual Life
I grew up in a very religious country where sex was nothing normal for anyone to talk about. It was considered shameful to talk about it in the streets and was very limited to be taught in schools. Schools were only allowed to teach the “proper” way of intercourse with a mate of the opposite sex after being married and only to reproduce. Practicing intercourse with a mate that you are not married to is a crime and could be punishable by even death. So yes, I didn’t have it easy learning about all the sex that is going around. Anal sex is forbidden by our religion and so is everything else except for sex to reproduce. Even I was told that masturbation was against my religion. I came to learn later on that everyone does it no matter what. My family didn’t teach me much about sex either. They told me that when a man and a woman sleep next to each other, a baby comes out. I’m sure most kids were told the same thing. I started to learn about sex from American movies, street boys, and later on when I came to the United States.
The easiest way to learn about sex was from watching American movies. The most I knew when they were doing something inappropriate is when they start kissing, after that I would not know what happened because by then I would have gotten yelled at so many times by the people in the room to not watch them kiss. So I would always have to cover my eyes or leave the room until they are done...
...physical examination and medical history evaluation. Blood tests are examined for hormone imbalances or disease. Semen sample is also needed for tests. Semen volume is measured, as well as the sperm count in the sample. Mobility of sperms is also assessed. In women several laboratory tests may be used to detect infertility and monitor treatments: Blood and urine tests are taken to evaluate hormone levels. Hormonal tests for ovarian reserve (the number of follicles and quality of the eggs) are especially important for older women. Possible results would include: High follicle-stimulating hormone, and luteinizing hormone (LH) levels and low estrogen levels suggest premature ovarian failure. In some cases fertility diagnosis and investigation can be a very long process, and since female fertility decreases with age diagnoses should be conducted earlier. It is always best for partners to visit the doctor together and ensure honesty in history narration.
Gordon points out that male infertility treatment should major on the underlying cause (Gordon, 2010). They include: having reversal surgery incase of vasectomy, learning about the best times to conceive, making lifestyle changes, such as ending smoking and using antibiotics for any diagnosed infection, hormone therapy, erectile dysfunction medication with counseling, loose-fitting underwear. In women there are medicines that can be taken to stimulate ovulation. Keyhole...
January 21, 2013
The function of each of the female and male external and internal sex organs in relation to the sperm, and the egg is to function together to foster the reproduction process. (University of Phoenix, Hild,M. 2009). The genital tract is the area of the body containing parts related to the reproductive process. The gonads are the organs that generate reproductive cells, i. e., the ovary or testicle. The genitalia are the external reproductive organs of males or females. The vulva is the external part of the female genitalia consisting of the clitoris, a small highly sensitive erectile structure situated near the urethral opening in the female, the glans clitoris, the head of the clitoris, labia majora, the labia minora, and the bartholin's gland; one of two small glands on either side of the vaginal orifice that secrete mucus.
A hormone is a complex substance carried by body fluids that regulates the activity of specific organs or tissues, primarily of the endocrine glands; e. g. estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. The penis is the external male organ of copulation; the male genitalia, the glans penis is the head of the penis, the testis are either of two male sex or reproductive organs that produce sperm within the scrotum and...
...SCHOLARYLY VS. POPULAR
MEDIA ON SEXUALITY PAPER
SCHOLARLY ARTICLE SUMMARY
The article that I chose for this paper is called “Oral sex: Behaviours and feelings of Canadian young women and implications for sex education”. This article was published in The European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care in June of 2010. The focus of the research that was conducted is young woman and oral sex. The hypothesis of this particular article is to provide that in current times, oral sex in young women is an activity that is common and normal (Hess, Malacad, 2010).
This researched was conducted by using college students for the sample. These college students were from a university in Alberta, Canada and were all females. There were a total of 181 young, Canadian women from the sample and they ranged from age 18-25 years old. There was a simple method used in this study to gain the information needed for the results. The method that was used was a questionnaire about sexual behavior that was self-administered. The sample had the choice to either mail their questionnaire back or bring it back in person. This was to make the sample feel that it would be more anonymous if they felt more uncomfortable handing it back in person. Some of the questions that were on it were about their experiences and emotions relating to vaginal intercourse and oral sex...
...The Reproductive System
All living things reproduce. Reproduction — the process by which organisms make more organisms like themselves — is one of the things that sets living things apart from nonliving matter. But even though the reproductive system is essential to keeping a species alive, unlike other body systems, it's not essential to keeping an individual alive.
In the human reproductive process, two kinds of sex cells, or gametes, are involved. The male gamete, or sperm, and the female gamete, the egg or ovum, meet in the female's reproductive system to create a new individual.
Both the male and female reproductive systems are essential for reproduction. The female needs a male to fertilize her egg, even though it is she who carries offspring through pregnancy and childbirth.
Humans, like other organisms, pass certain characteristics of themselves to the next generation through their genes, the special carriers of human traits. The genes that parents pass along are what make their children similar to others in their family, but also what make each child unique. These genes come from the male's sperm and the female's egg.
Most species have two sexes: male and female. Each sex has its own unique reproductive system. They are different in shape and structure, but both are specifically designed to produce, nourish, and transport either the egg or sperm.
Unlike the male, the human female has a reproductive system located entirely...
...Evolution of Teen and Adolescent Sexual Identity
American Military University
Evolution of Teen and Adolescent Sexual Identity
Teen sexuality has evolved over time because of several different influences. The idea of abstinence for teens has change tremendously. The article by Liana Y. Bay-Cheng is about the "reliance of American school-based sexual education programs on a moralistic agenda and several presuppositions of adolescentsexuality" (p. 61). The group being researched were adolescent, high school children. The research method was naturalistic observation. During the eight years that President George W. Bush there was a significant backlash in sexuality education both at home and abroad (Gresle-Favier, 2010). Recent statistics make it clear why sexual behavior, specifically in teens, plays an important role in the national public health agenda. According to Bay-Cheng (2003), "In 2003, one million teenage women became pregnant per year, 78% of these pregnancies are unplanned; one in four sexually experienced teens acquire a sexually transmitted infection per year; and Chlamydia and gonorrhea are more common among teens then adult men and women" (p. 61). Although the concerns of unwanted pregnancy, infection, and assault are logical, a number of researchers in the field of adolescent sexuality argue that just focusing on these concerns minimizes our understanding of...
... The earliest messages I received about menstruation was around the age of five or six. While I was growing up my dad's brother was always on the road due to semi driving and as a result of this his only daughter Courtney often stayed with my family during the week while he was away. Courtney is about five years older than me and I always looked up to her because I only had two younger siblings, a brother and a sister, and they were too young for me to look up to. Although we spent so much time together I vividly remember one day more than others. As she was going to the bathroom, I was sitting on the sink talking to her. As soon as she looked down at the toilet, I remember her crying and yelling for my mom. As my mom ran into the bathroom and realized what was occurring she asked me to leave the bathroom so she could talk to Courtney alone. Before I could ask any questions, my mom and Courtney ran to the store and I was left at home with my dad. When they finally got home I asked my mom why Courtney was bleeding from her "privacies" and my mom sat me down and gave me the "talk." She explained to me that girls have to go through this process called menstruation about once a month so we can become a woman and have babies when we get married. She then explained to me why she had to go to the store and what she purchased. She told me she had to buy Courtney things called pads and tampons because my mom no longer had her parts that gave her a period because she had a thing...
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Sexuality in Los Angeles
Los Angeles has been known as the city of sin due to its culture of sexual immorality, plastic surgery and porn industry. Los Angeles and its Hollywood district also have been known for other factors that lead to sexual immorality this include film, television, modeling and music. It is also known for air pollution, bank robberies, car chases, clubs, drugs, homeless people, Gangs, notorious slums in the poor areas of L.A. The theme that will be discussed will be sexuality in L.A. it is a city that is also known for having the most divorces and multiple marriages. It also has a huge gay population. Generally people in L.A. are sexually liberal. Most of the people in L.A. don’t originate from L.A. the come from different parts of America and settle there looking for glamour acting jobs or just moving there because they want to. L.A. also has red light districts whereby sexual toys and other things are sold. It also has the Santa Ana wind which sweeps the state from time to time (Adams, 2008). There have been legends of people not being themselves and doing crazy things when the Santa Ana wind blows.
The narratives depict an era in Los Angeles during the first half of the century. The general population growth in California outpaced that of the nation as a whole. The state’s climate, natural beauty and romantic reputation attracted many populations. There were also new...