4067.0 Reproductive Health: The Realities of Borders

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 8:30 AM
Borders, whether physical or conceptual, affect women’s reproductive health in a variety of ways. Presenters will address the need to tailor reproductive health interventions to groups of adolescents living within the conceptual and real confines of borders created by socioeconomic differences. Bangladeshi women’s constrained ability to make contraceptive choices because of limited available resources will be discussed. Presenters will discuss the rationale for reframing dialogue about abortion in the U.S. from a privacy issue to an issue about women’s health rights. Presenters will also discuss the results of policies that limit a woman’s choice to deliver vaginally after previously having a c-section.
Session Objectives: 1. Discuss the effects of location of residence on age at sexual debut. 2. Recognize the borders imposed on women in resource poor settings in exercising rights to family planning. 3. Describe the policies surrounding vaginal births after cesarean section.

8:50 AM
Women's responsibility in family planning: Breaking the borders of disparities in choices
Laila Rahman, MS, MCom, Ubaidur Rob, PhD, Salahuddin Ahmed, MBBS, Md. Mahabub Ul Anwar and Md. Moshiur Rahman
9:30 AM
Birth beyond the borders: Vaginal births after cesareans (VBAC)
Kathryn Luchok, PhD and Nikki DeSalvo-Amick

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Organized by: Women's Caucus
Endorsed by: HIV/AIDS, Maternal and Child Health, Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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