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Latinx: Si, Se Puede? A reflection on the terms past, present, and future
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Editorial.

“In the end, the history, intentions, and operationality of the term Latinx are varied and complex, and envisioning a unified solution that comprehensively addresses the critiques of the term “Latinx “appears equally complicated. More certain, however, is the value in the examination of novel solutions that replace gendered language within the healthcare setting, and the positive implications that gender-neutral communication can have on mitigating clinical bias, education reform, and improvement of patient interactions. In the interim, consideration may be given to allow space for authors to use terminology (e.g., Latinx, Latina/o/e, Latin@) that they feel best represents their identity and community, with a foundation of understanding that the reasons for preferred terminology may be as diverse as the cultures that the term attempts to embody. As society evolves, so should the ways in language is used and also the terms the people use to best describe themselves.”
Full citation:
Ramos SR, Portillo CJ, Rodriguez C, Gutierrez JI (2022).
Latinx: Si, Se Puede? A reflection on the terms past, present, and future
Journal of Urban Health [Epub 2022 Oct 19]. doi: 10.1007/s11524-022-00690-y.