5060.0 Reproductive Health: Health Care, Work, and Social Environments

Wednesday, November 7, 2007: 8:30 AM
This session explores aspects of reproductive health as it relates to health care, work and social environments. One study from Hawaii identified barriers to emergency contraception over-the-counter accessibility. Another examined whether geographic proximity to mammography facilities influences utilization of mammography using a GIS. A Minnesota study identified personal characteristics and employment factors that affect women's postpartum health status, and maternal stress and maternal support in African American families is examined in relation to children’s behavior problems.
Session Objectives: At the end of the session the learner will be able to: 1. Identify two barriers to over-the-counter emergency contraception access in Hawaii; 2. Describe two personal and employment factors that affect women’s postpartum health status; 3. Discuss the relationship between maternal stress and maternal support as it relates to children’s behavior problems in African American families.
Marjorie Sable, DrPH, MSW and Wendy L. Hellerstedt, MPH, PhD

8:40 AM
Emergency contraception over the counter access in Hawaii
Angelina Marie Ahedo, BA, Kari A. Wheeling, MPH and Nancy S. Partika, RN, MPH
9:00 AM
Distance to Mammography Facilities and Breast Cancer Screening: A GIS Approach
Selina Rahman, MBBS, PhD, MPH, James H. Price, PhD, MPH, Peter S. Lindquist, PhD, Mark Dignan, PhD, Saleh M. M. Rahman, MD, PhD, MPH and Timothy R. Jordan, PhD, MEd

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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Women's Caucus, Socialist Caucus, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights