Cultural Competency - Resources

ACOG has translated many of its Patient Education Pamphlets into Spanish.  See ACOG Publications for a full list.

Other Reading:

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down:  A Hmong child, Her American Doctors, and the collisions of Two Cultures.  Anne Fadiman.  1997.

Louvet E, Rohmer O.  The impact of affect on social judgement toward handicapped people depending on familiarity with disability.  Cahiers Internationaux de Psychologie Sociale 2000 Sep-Dec;47-48:95-109.

Interpreter of Maladies. Jhumpa Lahiri, 2009.

*National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Latino Initiative ( was developed to address the increased rate of teen pregnancy in Latina adolescents. Their 2008 publication Parent-Adolescent Communication about Sex in Latino Families: A Guide for Practitioners ( includes research and approaches specific to this community.


Alicia Luchowski, MPH
Health Care for Underserved Women/ LARC Program