The hopes and dreams of Honduran women regarding their daughters' sexuality

Francesca G. Giordano*, Beverly Thumme, Georgina Panting Sierra

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    In Tegucigalpa, the capital city of Honduras, 22 local women participated in two focus groups. This article was written to give voice to these native Honduran women's unique perspective on their sexuality. We used a phenomenological qualitative approach, and asked them what sexual advice mothers have for their daughters. Data gathering and analysis were conducted using the principles of consensual qualitative research. These sessions were recorded, transcribed, and analyzed for themes. Primary themes include the participants' cultural understanding of respect, women's control of sexual discourse, the role of mothers as protectors, and women's sexual power, attachment, and desire.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)996-1009
    Number of pages14
    JournalQualitative Health Research
    Issue number7
    StatePublished - 2009


    • Adolescents
    • Focus groups
    • Latin America
    • Latino/Hispanic people
    • Mothering
    • Sexuality

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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