Online Program

The Health of Vulnerable Women: Programs and Research

Wednesday, November 6, 2013: 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
This session will describe important issues and interventions in women’s reproductive health: doula support in communities and in prisons, interventions to increase cervical cancer screening; parental decision-making about smoking around children and vaccinating children against HPV, racial differences in C-section rates and precocious puberty, and access to pre-conception, abortion, prenatal, and post-partum care.
Session Objectives: Describe a doula intervention to support pregnant women in prison. Discuss fertility, family planning and abortion access in the U.S. and in Eastern Europe. Discuss parental decision-making issues related to vaccinating children against HPV.
Marjorie Sable, DrPH, MSW, MPH
Wendy Hellerstedt, PhD, MPH

Board 1
Role of maternal stress in cervical cancer screening and decisions about vaccinating sons and daughters against HPV   
Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, PhD, MPH, Meghan Bridgid Moran, PhD, Sheila Murphy, PhD, Jimi Huh and Nan ZHao, MPH
Board 2
Exploration of prisoners' attitudes and experiences of cigarette smoking in the presence of children and pregnant women   
Donna R. Parker, ScD, Jennifer Clarke, MD, MPH, Beth Bock, PhD, Peter D. Friedman, MD, MPH, Rosemarie Martin, PhD, Stephen Martin, MD, EdM, L. A. R. Stein, Jacob van den Berg, PhD and Ryan Lantini
Board 3
Fertility, family planning, and abortion in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russia, and Ukraine from 1970 to 2010   
Ghazaleh Samandari, PhD, Vera Zlidar, Emily Stammer and Neda Dowlatshahi, MPH
Board 5
Racial and ethnic differences in primary, unscheduled cesarean deliveries among low-risk primiparous women at an academic medicalcenter: A descriptive, retrospective cohort study   
Joyce Edmonds, PhD, MPH, RN, APHN-BC, CPH, Revital Yehezkhal, MD, Xun Liao and Tiffany Moore Simas, MD, MPH, MEd, FACOG
Board 8
Racial differences in characteristics of girls presenting with precocious puberty   
Dzifa Adjaye-Gbewonyo, MPH, Jennifer Badik, MD, Andrew Muir, MD, Matthew Strickland, PhD, Lyndsey Darrow, PhD and Michele Marcus, PhD

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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health