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American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
3294.0: Monday, December 12, 2005 - 2:45 PM

Abstract #119019

Evidenced-based practice guidelines for components of preconception care

Janis Biermann, MS, Education and Health Promotion, March of Dimes, 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605, 914-997-4434, jbiermann@marchofdimes.com

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.

Learning Objectives:

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.

[ Recorded presentation ] Recorded presentation

Preconception Care: The Next MCH Frontier

The 133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition (December 10-14, 2005) of APHA