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Session: Improving Maternal and Perinatal Health in the Context of Reproductive Health
4166.1: Tuesday, November 9, 2004: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Improving Maternal and Perinatal Health in the Context of Reproductive Health
Maternal and perinatal health are important aspects of reproductive health (RH) programs, especially as programs move toward more comprehensive and integrated approaches to services. Antenatal and postnatal care, safe deliveries, and emergency obstetric care are all areas that have increasing overlap with more traditional and vertical RH programs. This panel presents findings on various aspects of maternal and perinatal health as they may possibly relate to RH settings and perspectives. Both international and US experiences are described, presenting both qualitative and quantitative research findings. Results should help RH professionals better understand maternal and perinatal health issues and ensure effective integration where called for in RH programs. Topics covered include: determinants of maternal health care in Bangladesh, involving men in antenatal care in Turkey, emergency obstetric care in Guatemala, screening for genetic diseases during antenatal care (Israel), ultrasound viewing and abortion decisions (US), and effects of new US regulations to allow state insurance coverage of fetuses.
Learning Objectives: By the end of the session, participants will be able to: 1) identify factors associated with the utilization of maternal health care services in Bangladesh and cite barriers to further reductions in maternal mortality 2) describe potential risks and benefits of including men in antenatal education in a developing country setting (Turkey) 3) cite the most important topics to include when educating expectant fathers 4) describe five steps vital in community mobilization for emergency obstetric care and other aspects of safe motherhood 5) compare providers' and patients' points of view regarding prenatal carrier testing for genetic diseases 6) describe patients' attitudes about elective abortion after viewing an ultrasound in a pregnancy resource center 7) describe how select US states have implemented the option to cover fetuses with state insurance funds, and the implications for immigrant pregnant women and other low-income women
Moderator(s):Howard Goldberg
12:30 PMWithdrawn -- Correlates of maternal health care utilization in Matlab, Bangladesh
Mizanur Rahman, PhD, Julie DaVanzo, PhD, Abdur Razzaque, PhD, Kaneez Fateema, MBBS
12:42 PMAntenatal education for expectant fathers in the work environment in Turkey  [ Recorded presentation ]
Yusuf Sahip, MD, Janet M. Turan, PhD, Hacer Nalbant, MA, Ali Kemal «etin, MD
12:54 PMMobilizing communities to save lives: Meeting needs and expectations  [ Recorded presentation ]
Patricia De Leon, Robert Ainslie, MAIA, Gloria Metcalfe, RM, MPH, Carol A. Tumaylle, MPH
1:06 PMInforming patients about carrier screening for genetic diseases
Anat Mishori-Dery, Ilana Shoham-Vardi, PhD, MPH, Rivka Carmi, MD
1:18 PMPatient Characteristics and Attitudes About Viewing an Ultrasound In a Pregnancy Resource Center: Chicago and Boston Studies  [ Recorded presentation ]
Z Harry Piotrowski, MS, Eric J. Keroack, MD, Donald S. Childs, MD
1:30 PMState Childrenís Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) coverage of fetuses: What does it mean for low-income and immigrant women?
Lourdes A. Rivera, JD
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Population, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health
Endorsed by:APHA-Committee on Women's Rights; International Health; Maternal and Child Health; Public Health Nursing; Socialist Caucus; Women's Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 132nd Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2004) of APHA