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Women's Health Issues Policy and Financing Issues for Preconception and Interconception Health from Women’s Health Issues Volume 18, Issue 6, Supplement (November- December 2008).
A list of preconception-related publications developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Keywords: preconception care; articles; links; publications; documents
Gavin AR, Chae DH, Mustillo S, Kiefe CI. Journal of Women's Health, Volume 18, Number 6, Pages 803-811 (June 2009).
This booklet was published in 2007 by the California Department of Public Health; Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Division and provides selected measures of preconception health status among reproductive-aged women in California in 2005.
Keywords: Data; statistics; indicators; women of reproductive age; California Women's Health Survey; Maternal and Infant Health Assessment
The purpose of this study was to quantify the number of women of childbearing potential who are prescribed angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACE inhibitor), angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB), or HMG-coenzyme A reductase inhibitor (statin) and to determine the number of documented teratogenic risk discussions (risk documentation) before and after educational interventions.
Women who are trying to become pregnant should make sure they visit their dentist and brush their teeth regularly, after preliminary research revealed that gum disease potentially can lengthen the time it takes for a woman to become pregnant by an average of an extra two months.
Keywords: For the first time, fertility experts have shown that, from the time that a woman starts trying to conceive, poor oral health can have a significant effect on the time to pregnancy.
HRSA is pleased to present Women’s Health USA 2011, the tenth edition of the Women’s Health USA data book. To reflect the ever changing, increasingly diverse population and its characteristics, Women’s Health USA selectively highlights emerging issues and trends in women’s health.
Physicians often fail to counsel their young adult patients about excessive alcohol use, according to a study led by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health.
Preconception and Interconception Health Status of Women Who Recently Gave Birth to a Live-Born Infant- Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS), United States, December 14, 2007 from the CDC MMWR.
The California Departmento of Public Health (CDPH) and California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) collaborated to provide written testimony to the Institute of Medicine committee on Preventive Services for Women in 2011.
Keywords: IOM; testimony; Preventive Services; Health Care Reform
Links are provided to a large selection of preconception-related articles from the 2006 issue of the Maternal and Child Health Journal.
Keywords: articles; peer-reviewed publications; preconception care
This article in the the American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing (May/June 2012) describes a pilot preconception peer education project in a college setting and reports successes. Ongoing use of peer educators is recommended.
Keywords: PPE; preconception peer education; school-based strategy; college; university; young women and men; network
This policy brief presents findings on the linkages between intimate partner violence (IPV), emotional health and substance use among adults ages 18-65 in California.
A Report of the CDC/ATSDR Preconception Care Work Group and the Select Panel on Preconception Care. This report provides recommendations to improve both preconception health and care.
Keywords: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry; preconception health; reproductive life planning; national/federal
Collins JW, Wambach J, David RJ, Rankin KM. Maternal Child Health Journal, Volume 13, Number 3, Pages 326-333 (May 2009).
Economic security is an important part of preconception health.
Keywords: Economic security; financial health/wellness; stability; employment; disparity; money; young adults; women
“We have found distinct links between cigarette smoking or even using nicotine patches or gum and the long-term harm for the child,” says Dr. DaLiao Xiao, a scientist who works at the Loma Linda University School of Medicine in California.
Preconception Health and Health Care: The Clinical Content of Preconception Care from the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Volume 199, Issue 6, Supplement B (December 2008).
Quality of Care Facts and Figures: Clinical Areas
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