Date of Award

2021-05-01

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Communication

Advisor(s)

Richard Pineda

Abstract

This project aims to explore the current rhetorical strategies used in framing reproductive technologies and how these frameworks influence the sexual health outcomes of Latinx communities. Despite the wealth of information made available to individuals in order to make more informed choices regarding their sexual health, literature supports that Latinx communities are at a perpetually higher risk for poor sexual health outcomes. Additionally, other influences such as mass media, culture, and legislation play roles in how this community engages around birth control and safe sex practices. This project seeks to investigate how entities utilize language in discourse over birth control in public and private spheres, and specifically through the use of the social media platform, Twitter. Furthermore, this Thesis seeks to make a contribution to the literature on health communication and sexual communication and hopes to provide useful findings for health communication practitioners seeking to create interventions for the affected population. At the very least, this project aims to spur more conversations on the importance of open discourse about reproductive technologies in Latinx communities.

Language

en

Provenance

Recieved from ProQuest

File Size

94 p.

File Format

application/pdf

Rights Holder

Carey Vanessa Cuevas

Included in

Communication Commons

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