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Focus on Health before Pregnancy Family planning t Pre-pregnancy health t Health behaviors t Risk factors for pregnancy t Medical care
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Which of these women has no need of preconception care?
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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that:
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GROSS DISPARITIES Compared with higher-income women, poor women are four times as likely to have an unplanned pregnancy, three times as likely to have an abortion and five times as likely to have an unplanned birth.
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Family Planning vs. Preconception Care Family planning : Deliberate attempt to regulate the number and spacing of births through the use of natural or artificial birth control Preconception care: Aimed at reducing a woman’s reproductive risk factors before conception through risk screening, genetic testing and counseling, health education and, when necessary, treatment. Should include the father. Includes family planning.
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