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133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Janis Biermann, MS, Education and Health Promotion, March of Dimes, 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605, 914-997-4434, firstname.lastname@example.org
Preconception care focuses on components of medical care which must be accomplished prior to conception or within weeks thereafter to be effective. The components of care include the broad categories of risk assessment, education and health promotion and medical and psychosocial interventions. Does preconception care work, or do only some of the components work? Are there some components of preconception care that all women should receive? These questions will be addressed, and the evidence-based guidelines for some of the specific interventions will be reviewed. The benefits of preconception care will be discussed, as well as the cost-effectiveness of the interventions.
Keywords: Practice Guidelines, Primary Prevention
Presenting author's disclosure statement:
I wish to disclose that I have NO financial interests or other relationship with the manufactures of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services or commercial supporters.
The 133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition (December 10-14, 2005) of APHA