2046.1 From Menstruation to Menopause: Women’s Health Across the Lifespan

Sunday, November 8, 2009: 2:30 PM
The purpose of this poster session is to explore current research and prevention programming on women’s health issues across the lifespan. This session will focus on a wide variety of health, as well as reproductive health issues facing women today. This session will delve into the commonalities and the differences that occur among women of differing ages, race and ethnicities, or life experiences within the framework of women’s health. It is important not to categorize women's perceptions of the health issues they face as all being the same, but to recognize the nuances in the health experiences of women across time and place and to incorporate these nuances into prevention programming.
Session Objectives: 1. Compare interventions to reduce high risk and early sexual behaviors among young women. 2. Discuss differences and similarities in the experience of menopause among different races and ethnicities. 3. Describe ways in which health systems may be more responsive to gender-based perceptions of health and disease states.

Board 1
"Running the Streets”: The influence of interpersonal and structural factors on sexual risk among out-of-school African American female adolescents in Raleigh-Durham, NC
Felicia A. Browne, MPH, CHES, Vanessa M. White, BA, Rachel Middlesteadt Ellerson, BA and Wendee M. Wechsberg, PhD
Board 2
Breastfeeding promotion for teen mothers
Paige Smith, PhD, Miriam Labbok, MD, MPH, FACPM, IBCLC, FABM and Mary Rose Tully, MPH, IBCLC
Board 4
Young African American women's perspectives on communication with mother-figures about sexual health and well-being
Dara Mendez, MPH, PhD, Michele Tracy Berger, PhD and Sharon Parker, MSW, MS
Board 6
Board 7
African American midlife women's menopausal symptom experience
Eun-Ok Im, PhD MPH RN FAAN, Bok Im Lee, PhD, MPH, RN, Hyun-Ju Lim, MSN, Seung Hee Lee, PhD, MPH, RN and Wonshik Chee, PhD
Board 8
Menopausal symptom experience across ethnic groups
Eun-Ok Im, PhD MPH RN FAAN, Bok Im Lee, PhD, MPH, RN, Chia-Chun Li, Wonshik Chee, PhD, Sharon Dormire, PhD, RN and Adama Brown, PhD, MPH, RN

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

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