4074.0 Improving Women’s Reproductive Health Care within Diverse Communities

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 8:30 AM
This session addresses public health efforts to improve women’s reproductive health care among diverse communities. Outcome evaluation data for a supportive sexual health education program for vulnerable adolescent females on probation will be shared. Studies also include an evaluation of women’s knowledge of preconception risk factors, as well as research focused on the unique reproductive health concerns of women with epilepsy. Two presentations will focus on the needs of women facing mental health issues, specifically Borderline Personality Disorder and perinatal mental health disorders.
Session Objectives: 1. Compare public health interventions focused on addressing the reproductive health needs of diverse women; 2. Describe the reproductive health impact of enzyme-inducing anti-epileptic drugs for women with epilepsy; and 3. Identify preconception risk factors among socioeconomically disadvantaged women and women with mental illness.

8:30 AM
Preconception healthcare: Addressing women's knowledge of risk factors for improved pregnancy outcomes
Linda M. Harelick, MS, MBA, Denise Tahara, PhD and Deborah Viola, PhD
8:45 AM
Reproductive healthcare for women with epilepsy: Continuing challenges and concerns
Ashley Graboski-Bauer, MPH, CHES, Thriveni Reddy, MBBS, Nour Abdo, BVM, Robert W. Buckingham, Dr PH, Kiran Sapkota, MS and Saran Kumar Rai, BDS
9:00 AM
Mistimed pregnancies in women with and without borderline personality disorder (BPD)
Natacha M. De Genna, PhD, Ulrike Feske, PhD, Teresa Angiolieri, BS and Melanie A. Gold, DO
9:30 AM
A statewide system to address perinatal mental health disorders: The Illinois experience
Vamsi Vasireddy, MD, MPH, DrPHc, Laura Miller, MD and Michele L. Shade, MPH

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Organized by: Women's Caucus
Endorsed by: APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, Latino Caucus, Maternal and Child Health, Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus, Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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