In an observational study using a difference-in-differences design, the relationship between the Chiranjeevi Yojana programme and the probability of delivery in health-care institutions, the probability of obstetric complications and mean household expenditure for deliveries was subsequently examined.
Inadequate numbers of Nurse Practitioners (NPs) trained in Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and expanding health insurance coverage from health care reform will create a gap in NPs to meet SRH needs. Policy options that could help close this gap are examined.
Guatemalan Survey of Family Health (EGSF) examined the way in which rural Guatemalan families and individuals cope with childhood illness and pregnancy, and the role of ethnicity, poverty, social support, and health beliefs in this process.
Both a hospital's protocol and a state's legal environment are significantly correlated with physicians' propensity to take action when they suspect Prenatal Substance Exposure. However, physicians prefer a patient-centered approach in these situations over more punitive measures.
This report presents an overview of the current state of knowledge regarding the effect of cocaine on the developing brain and offers policy considerations for addressing the issues that arise from cocaine use by pregnant women.