4075.0 Women's reproductive health and access to care

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Oral
This session includes four papers focused on womenís health and access to care. Three of the presentations will focus specifically on womenís reproductive health with a discussion of The Reproductive Health Advocacy & Leadership Initiative in Malawi, the unique needs of women with epilepsy, and the impact of providerís religious beliefs on doctor recommended female sterilization among low-income and less educated women. The final paper will address fundamental challenges to weight loss experience by women in underserved communities and addresses the importance of a supportive environment for lasting change.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe the impact of The Reproductive Health Advocacy & Leadership Initiative which is advancing womenís reproductive health in Malawi. 2. Examine how women with epilepsy make decisions about when, if, and how to become mothers. 3. Discuss fundamental challenges to weight loss experience by women in underserved communities. 4. Evaluate the impact of providerís religious beliefs on doctor recommended female sterilization among low-income and less educated women.
Moderator:
Elena Ong, PHN, SM

9:10am
Living in a Choice Environment: Empowering Women to Make Sustainable Behavioral Changes
O. Fahina Tavake-Pasi, MS, Sara Simonsen, CNM, PhD, Kathleen Digre, MD, Leanne Johnston, BS, Heather Aiono, MEd, Steve Alder, PhD, Louisa Stark, PhD, Valentine Mukundente, Ed Napia, EdD, Ivoni Nash, BS, France A. Davis, MMC, MMin, Sylvia Rickard, President, Doriena Lee, Grant Sunada, MPH, Brenda Ralls, PhD and Meghan Chirpich, BS

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Organized by: Women's Caucus
Endorsed by: Labor Caucus, Socialist Caucus, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

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

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