Preconception Health and Care A Life Course Approach

It refers to the period of time before a person becomes pregnant Preconception health (Centers for Disease Control and The health of women and men during their reproductive years, which are the years they can become pregnant.


Author: Jill Shawe

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030317539

Category: Medical

Page: 308

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This book provides a practical, multidisciplinary approach to support a broad range of health professionals, social workers, public health workers and others tasked with providing health and care to young adults. The continuum of life begins with the health and wellness of parents prior to conception, followed by embryonic and fetal development, and continues throughout life. Each person’s life stages prepare them for the next and determine their health outcome and wellbeing over time. The text highlights the importance of promoting health throughout the lifespan, the influence of intergenerational health, and the concept of the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease in epigenetic processes and embryology. Authors underscore the importance of advancing health equity and lift up some of the ethical considerations in this work. The authors explore specific interventions in four major categories: Lifestyle, Infections, Nutrition, and Contraception / Pregnancy Planning (LINC). Preconception care is defined by the World Health Organization as the provision of biomedical, behavioural and social health interventions to women and couples before conception. Preconception care includes evidence-based interventions to improve health status, to reduce behaviours, individual and environmental factors that contribute to poor health outcomes. This book offers readers evidence-based guidance regarding fertility awareness and sperm health, genetic counselling and lifestyle assessments, as well as mental wellbeing, alcohol, tobacco and pharmacotherapy, and specialist care for those with chronic conditions, including a review of medications. It also covers relevant infections, including HIV and the Zika virus, as well as different types of environmental and occupational exposure. The book employs a framework focusing on health promotion, the social determinants of health, and the science behind preconception care. Strategies for improving preconception and interconception health, including examples from around the globe, are described in detail.

Health and Well Being Across the Life Course

Grundy, E.M.D. and Tomassini, C. (2010) 'Marital history, health and mortality among older men and women in ... I have had a good life”: the everyday lives of older women and men from a life course perspective', Ageing and Society, ...


Author: Mary Larkin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446291207

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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Using a life course approach, the main chapters in this truly original and enlightening text focus on health and well-being during each of our life stages. A wide range of contemporary literature from disciplines such as public health, sociology, epidemiology and social policy are drawn upon to examine key health and well-being issues in these stages, and to illustrate how health effects can accumulate across the life course. Interactive activities based on the text and on extracts from primary sources are used to encourage critical reflection and debate. Mary Larkin's book will be essential reading for students on the many courses that need an understanding of health and well-being across all age groups. It will also be an invaluable resource for those in the health and social care sector as well as practitioners working in the field.

Global Perspectives on Women s Sexual and Reproductive Health Across the Lifecourse

WRAI, 115 K Kennedy Model, 235 Kenya, 42,47–54 cervical cancer, 376 maternal health, 92–93 obstetric fistula, 92, 93 UNFPA, 92 Kenyan Ministry of Health, 376 L La Leche League, 61–62 Libido, 394 Life course perspective theory menopause, ...


Author: Shonali Choudhury

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319604176

Category: Medical

Page: 441

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This expansive survey spotlights pervasive issues affecting girls’ and women’s sexual and reproductive health across the lifecourse. Research from diverse countries around the world analyzes the complex relationships among biological, psychological, sociocultural, and economic issues—particularly in terms of inequities—as they shape women’s lives. Major challenges and possibilities for intervention are examined in their national context and with their global implications, including child marriage/motherhood, reproductive care and access, fertility, childbearing, contraception, abortion, HIV/STIs, gender-based violence, sexual pleasure, and menopause. In these forceful dispatches, a consistent human rights perspective emphasizes women’s control, autonomy, and agency in all stages of their lives. A sampling of topics covered: Girl child marriage: a persistent global women’s health and human rights violation Investigating challenges and resilience among women living with obstetric fistula in Kenya A qualitative exploration of mainstream and social media reflections on abortion A continuum of severity of sexual intimate partner violence among black women in the United States Economic empowerment to improve sexual and reproductive health among women and girls Summarizing an interdisciplinary field on research and practical levels, Global Perspectives on Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health Across the Lifecourse will be an invaluable text for undergraduate and graduate courses in a wide range of fields, including public health, global health, women’s studies, sociology, anthropology, gender studies, and human rights.

Reproductive Ageing

Rich-Edwards J. A life course approach to women's reproductive health. In: Kuh D, Hardy R, editors. A Life Course Approach to Women's Health. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002: p. 23–43.2. Office for National Statistics.


Author: Susan Bewley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107783294

Category: Medical


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Reproductive ageing affects both individuals and wider society, and obstetricians and gynaecologists are witness to the impact of reproductive ageing and to some of the fears and misapprehensions of the general public. This book raises awareness of societal trends and their implications. The wider importance of the subject to the whole of society is emphasized by contributions from outside the world of obstetrics and gynaecology, both within and outside medicine. The 56th RCOG Study Group brought together a range of experts to examine reproductive ageing. This book presents the findings of the Study Group, with sections covering: • background to ageing and demographics • basic science of reproductive ageing • pregnancy: the ageing mother and medical needs • the outcomes: children and mothers • future fertility insurance: screening, cryopreservation or egg donors? • sex beyond and after fertility • fertility treatment: science and reality - the NHS and the market • the future: dreams and waking up.

Teaching Epidemiology

(1994) 'Serum insulin-like growth factor-I in 1030 healthy children, adolescents, and adults: relation to age, sex, stage of puberty, testicular size, ... Kuh, D., and Hardy, R. (2003) A life course approach to women's health. 1st edn.


Author: Jorn Olsen

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191575396

Category: Medical

Page: 576

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Teaching epidemiology requires skill and knowledge, combined with a clear teaching strategy and good pedagogic skills. The general advice is simple: if you are not an expert on a topic, try to enrich your background knowledge before you start teaching. Teaching Epidemiology, third edition helps you to do this, and by providing the world-expert teacher's advice on how best to structure teaching gives a unique insight in to what has worked in their hands. The book will help you plan your own tailored teaching program. The book is a guide to new teachers in the field at two levels; those teaching basic courses for undergraduates, and those teaching more advanced courses for students at postgraduate level. Each chapter provides key concepts and a list of key references. Subject specific methodology and disease specific issues (from cancer to genetic epidemiology) are dealt with in details. There is also a focused chapter on the principles and practice of computer-assisted learning.

A Life Course Perspective on Health Trajectories and Transitions

However, life course epidemiology only recently integrated the family and work lives spheres (Cullati et al. ... Growing evidence suggests that the accumulation of social roles affects both men's and women's health (Bartley et al.


Author: Claudine Burton-Jeangros

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319204840

Category: Medical

Page: 213

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This open access book examines health trajectories and health transitions at different stages of the life course, including childhood, adulthood and later life. It provides findings that assess the role of biological and social transitions on health status over time. The essays examine a wide range of health issues, including the consequences of military service on body mass index, childhood obesity and cardiovascular health, socio-economic inequalities in preventive health care use, depression and anxiety during the child rearing period, health trajectories and transitions in people with cystic fibrosis and oral health over the life course. The book addresses theoretical, empirical and methodological issues as well as examines different national contexts, which help to identify factors of vulnerability and potential resources that support resilience available for specific groups and/or populations. Health reflects the ability of individuals to adapt to their social environment. This book analyzes health as a dynamic experience. It examines how different aspects of individual health unfold over time as a result of aging but also in relation to changing socioeconomic conditions. It also offers readers potential insights into public policies that affect the health status of a population.

Handbook of Life Course Health Development

Reproductive health as a sentinel of chronic disease in women. Women's Health (London, England), 5, 101–105. Rich-Edwards, J. W., McElrath, T. F., Karumanchi, S. A., & Seely, E. W. (2010). Breathing life into the lifecourse approach: ...


Author: Neal Halfon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319471433

Category: Medical

Page: 664

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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. ​This handbook synthesizes and analyzes the growing knowledge base on life course health development (LCHD) from the prenatal period through emerging adulthood, with implications for clinical practice and public health. It presents LCHD as an innovative field with a sound theoretical framework for understanding wellness and disease from a lifespan perspective, replacing previous medical, biopsychosocial, and early genomic models of health. Interdisciplinary chapters discuss major health concerns (diabetes, obesity), important less-studied conditions (hearing, kidney health), and large-scale issues (nutrition, adversity) from a lifespan viewpoint. In addition, chapters address methodological approaches and challenges by analyzing existing measures, studies, and surveys. The book concludes with the editors’ research agenda that proposes priorities for future LCHD research and its application to health care practice and health policy. Topics featured in the Handbook include: The prenatal period and its effect on child obesity and metabolic outcomes. Pregnancy complications and their effect on women’s cardiovascular health. A multi-level approach for obesity prevention in children. Application of the LCHD framework to autism spectrum disorder. Socioeconomic disadvantage and its influence on health development across the lifespan. The importance of nutrition to optimal health development across the lifespan. The Handbook of Life Course Health Development is a must-have resource for researchers, clinicians/professionals, and graduate students in developmental psychology/science; maternal and child health; social work; health economics; educational policy and politics; and medical law as well as many interrelated subdisciplines in psychology, medicine, public health, mental health, education, social welfare, economics, sociology, and law.

A Life Course Approach to Women s Health

In this book, a group of international experts critically review the latest scientific evidence."--[Source inconnue].


Author: Diana Kuh


ISBN: 0191723622

Category: Epidemiology

Page: 419

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How far is the health of middle-aged and older women shaped by biological, social, and psychological processes that begin in pre-natal development, childhood, adolescence, or early adult life? In this book, a group of international experts critically review the latest scientific evidence

Women and cancer in Ireland 1994 2001

The Women's Health Council. Department of Health. Shaping a healthier future: A strategy for effective healthcare in the 1990s. Dublin: The Stationery Office, 1994. ... In: A life course approach to womens health (Ed. Hardy, R.).


Author: The Women's Health Council

Publisher: The Women's Health Council

ISBN: 19942001



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The State of Americans

Women, work, and family: A sociological perspective on changing roles. In M.W. Riley, R.L. Kahn, ... A life course approach to post-retirement roles and well-being. ... Successful aging: A life course perspective on women's health.


Author: Urie Bronfenbrenner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684823362

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

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A group of social science researchers compiles statistics on crime, the economy, changing family structure, poverty, education, changing attitudes, and other issues facing America today. 12,500 first printing.