Lecture4-Maternal _ Child Health Handout 2

Lecture4-Maternal _ Child Health Handout 2 - Determinants...

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Determinants of Health 1 1 Determinants of Health: Maternal, Infant, Child & Adolescent Health 2 Reproductive Health Includes the social, personal & biological preparation for the responsibilities of 3 Reproductive Health: Family Two or more people related by birth, marriage or adoption residing together in a household Family has changed
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Determinants of Health 2 4 Reproductive Health An important part of reproductive health is family planning Process of choosing the preferred number and spacing of children, and selecting the means to achieve this goal 5 Teen Pregnancy Over 900,000 pregnancies per year 90% of unmarried teen pregnancies were unintended 55% end in birth 31% end in abortion 14% end in miscarriage 6 Teen Pregnancy: Consequences Every day in the U.S. 2,500 teen pregnancies Most unintended
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Determinants of Health 3 7 Teen Pregnancy: Consequences Less likely to continue education: 10% of mothers aged 15 – 17 graduated from high school (2002) 8 Reproductive Health Over 57% of all unintended pregnancies were to women not using a contraceptive method Easiest way to decrease unintended pregnancies is birth control 9 Public Health Benefits of Birth Control Prevent STD’s Spend less $ on STD’s Reduce need for assistance Reduce unintended/unwanted pregnancies Reduce adoption More productivity from teen mothers/fathers
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Determinants of Health 4 10 Maternal Mortality The death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy From any cause related to, or aggravated by, the pregnancy or its management 11 Maternal Mortality: Contributing Factors Lack of prenatal care Lack of health education Poor nutrition
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course PUBLIC HEA 232 taught by Professor Berger during the Fall '11 term at Rutgers.

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Lecture4-Maternal _ Child Health Handout 2 - Determinants...

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