Publisher description for The sexual construction of Latino youth : implications for the spread of HIV/AIDS / Jacobo Schifter, Johnny Madrigal.


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The Sexual Construction of Latino Youth: Implications for the Spread of HIV/AIDS is a comprehensive study of what young Latinos learn about sexuality and a detailed description of the latin sexual culture and how it directly relates to HIV infection. This unique book discusses how the social construction of gender in Latin America contributes to sexual violence in such countries as Costa Rica, where violence is used as a means of controlling and asserting ownership over women's bodies at the hands of their fathers, brothers, and boyfriends.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Youth -- Sexual behavior -- Costa Rica.