Programs that address sexual impulses are urgently needed, because sexual feelings are often not discussed at school or in the home, which may contribute to sexual discomfort and reports of many adolescents that sexual activity "just happened. A hurried pace or focus on saving time on the part of a caregiver may be seen as rudeness, because in Latino culture, time is not as important as interpersonal relationships. February ; Year-End Edition, December,
Arbor House. Puerto Rico Health Sci J ;9: Drug Treatment for Latinos. Traditional Gender Role Beliefs According to traditional gender role beliefs in the sexual domain, Latino men are expected to be highly sexual beings.
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At the same time, there are some hopeful signs for the future. Other studies in Latin America also suggest that men in Latin American countries perceive condoms as more appropriate outside of marriage. When prospectors discovered gold in , thousands of men and a few women crossed the Great Plains and settled in and around Denver.