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The Allegheny County Maternal Depression Initiative is a quality improvement effort aimed at improving screening, referral, and engagement in treatment for low-income women at risk for maternal depression. This training session covered topics including risks of depression during pregnancy, treatment planning, management of mood disorder and medication treatment concerns in pregnancy, and psychotropic drugs during lactation.
This paper, prepared as a Background Paper for the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Unintended Pregnancy, discusses economic perspectives on fertility and unintended pregnancy. The paper proceeds in two parts. The first part of the paper presents...
Develops and tests a model of labor supply behavior near the birth of a first child.
This study was designed to generate exploratory data about health care provider response to prenatal substance exposure and to examine current substance detection policies and practices in health care institutions.
Examines the argument that predominantly female occupations attract women because they are relatively easy to combine with family responsibilities.
Examines concerns surrounding adolescent reproduction: (1) which groups are most at risk for pregnancy and parenthood; (2) the effects of early parenthood on the parents; and (3) which groups are most vulnerable to these effects.
Describes the response of 11 local education agencies to student pregnancy and parenthood, defines different types of programs, suggests models that might be used in other locations, and offers conclusions for policymakers on the federal, state, ...
Teenage pregnancy has been on the rise in America since the mid-sixties. The growing number of births occurring to adolescents, especially to 14- and 15-year-old girls, foreshadows serious and far-reaching consequences for society. Whereas many tee...