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Session: Alternative and Complementary Health Practices and Women’s Health
3245.0: Monday, November 8, 2004: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Alternative and Complementary Health Practices and Women’s Health
Complementary and Alternative Therapies (CAM) are used widely for many issues effecting women's health, specifically reproductive health concerns. This panel discussion brings together both clinicians and researchers who will discuss the prevalence of CAM and specific CAM modalities used by women to prevent and treat various reproductive health and menopausal conditions. Panelists include Paula Gardiner, MD and Aviva Romm, AHG.
Learning Objectives: After attending this session, participants will be able to 1) describe indications for CAM effecting women's health, including clinical observations and research findings in regard to the treatment and prevention of disease; and 2) discuss the association of key demographic variables and CAM use among American women.
Panelist(s):Aviva Romm, AHG
Paula M. Gardiner, MD
Laura Chyu, MA
Moderator(s):Duchy Trachtenberg, MSW
2:30 PMBotanical medicines in pregnancy: An overview of trends and concerns  [ Recorded presentation ]
Aviva Romm, AHG
2:50 PMBotanicals and CAM in Menopause  [ Recorded presentation ]
Roberta Anne Lee, MD
3:10 PMUse of complementary and alternative medicine among women in the United States  [ Recorded presentation ]
Laura Chyu, MA, Dawn M. Upchurch, PhD
3:30 PMHerbs for adolescent reproductive health  [ Recorded presentation ]
Paula M. Gardiner, MD
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Alternative and Complementary Health Practices
Endorsed by:APHA-Committee on Women's Rights; American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus; Chiropractic Health Care; HIV/AIDS; Health Administration; Public Health Education and Health Promotion; 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