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Reproductive Health

Volume 11 Supplement 3

Preconception interventions

Reviews

Edited by Jose Belizan

Publication charges for this collection were funded by the Partnership for Maternal, Newborh and Child Health (PMNCH). The articles have been through the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. The Supplement Editor declares that he has no competing interests.

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  1. Content type: Review

    Preconception care includes any intervention to optimize a woman’s health before pregnancy with the aim to improve maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) outcomes. Preconception care bridges the gap in the ...

    Authors: Sohni V Dean, Zohra S Lassi, Ayesha M Imam and Zulfiqar A Bhutta

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2014 11(Suppl 3):S1

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  2. Content type: Review

    Preconception care recognizes that many adolescent girls and young women will be thrust into motherhood without the knowledge, skills or support they need. Sixty million adolescents give birth each year worldw...

    Authors: Sohni V Dean, Zohra S Lassi, Ayesha M Imam and Zulfiqar A Bhutta

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2014 11(Suppl 3):S2

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  3. Content type: Review

    There is increasingly a double burden of under-nutrition and obesity in women of reproductive age. Preconception underweight or overweight, short stature and micronutrient deficiencies all contribute to excess...

    Authors: Sohni V Dean, Zohra S Lassi, Ayesha M Imam and Zulfiqar A Bhutta

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2014 11(Suppl 3):S3

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  4. Content type: Review

    Infections can impact the reproductive health of women and hence may influence pregnancy related outcomes for both the mother and the child. These infections range from sexually transmitted infections (STIs) t...

    Authors: Zohra S Lassi, Ayesha M Imam, Sohni V Dean and Zulfiqar A Bhutta

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2014 11(Suppl 3):S4

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  5. Content type: Review

    A large proportion of women around the world suffer from chronic diseases including mental health diseases. In the United States alone, over 12% of women of reproductive age suffer from a chronic medical condi...

    Authors: Zohra S Lassi, Ayesha M Imam, Sohni V Dean and Zulfiqar A Bhutta

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2014 11(Suppl 3):S5

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  6. Content type: Review

    As providing health education, optimizing nutrition, and managing risk factors can be effective for ensuring a healthy outcome for women and her yet un-conceived baby, external influences play a significant ro...

    Authors: Zohra S Lassi, Ayesha M Imam, Sohni V Dean and Zulfiqar A Bhutta

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2014 11(Suppl 3):S6

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  7. Content type: Review

    The notion of preconception care aims to target the existing risks before pregnancy, whereby resources may be used to improve reproductive health and optimize knowledge before conceiving. The preconception per...

    Authors: Zohra S Lassi, Sohni V Dean, Dania Mallick and Zulfiqar A Bhutta

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2014 11(Suppl 3):S7

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  8. Content type: Review

    There is a growing evidence base for preconception care - – the provision of biomedical, behavioral and social interventions to women and couples before conception occurs. Firstly, there is evidence that health p...

    Authors: Elizabeth Mason, Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli, Valentina Baltag, Charlotte Christiansen, Zohra S Lassi and Zulfiqar A Bhutta

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2014 11(Suppl 3):S8

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