Latinas At Higher Risk Of Postpartum Depression Due To Cultural Stigmas


Due to cultural stigmas and a lack of access to health care, Latinas may be at high risk for postpartum depression, a form of depression common in women who have just given birth.According to Arizona State University, “The Latino belief of Marianismo, the ideal that woman puts duty and family above her own needs, can often stop Latinas from asking for help from others and this can lead to feelings of inadequacy, isolation, and an even deeper type of depression called postpartum depression or PPD.”Research has indicated Latinas are 3

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