The voice of Latino adolescent parents on barriers to LARC: A focus group approach
Awarded 2012
Complex Family Planning Fellowship Research
Brenda Pereda, MD
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center

We propose to conduct, in parallel, focus group conversations with Latina adolescent mothers and Latino adolescent fathers to 1) understand reasons for use and non-use of contraceptives and 2) to identify barriers to use of LARC. A purposive sample of adolescent mothers and fathers will be recruited from local venues. Self- identified Latino parenting adolescents’ ages 15-18 will be included in the study. We will conduct 4 to 5 two-hour sessions each with adolescent mothers and fathers.