Reproductive Tract Infections: Global Impact and Priorities for Women's Reproductive Health

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Papers from a conference held April-May 1991, in Bellagio, Italy, co- sponsored by the International Women's Health Coalition and the Rockefeller Foundation, review the medical and public health dimension of RTIs, their multiple impacts on women's lives, and the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of a range of possible actions for their prevention and control. Country studies are presented for Brazil, Kenya, Nigeria, India, and Mozambique. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306442414
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 6/30/1992
  • Series: Reproductive Biology Series
  • Edition description: 1992
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 395
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

I Overview of Reproductive Tract Infections.- Reproductive Tract Infections: Challenges for International Health Policy, Programs, and Research.- Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Current and Future Dimensions of the Problem in the Third World.- II Programmatic Issues.- Women’s Health: Importance of Reproductive Tract Infections, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease and Cervical Cancer.- Family Planning: The Responsibility to Prevent Both Pregnancy and Reproductive Tract Infections.- Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection Prevention: The Need for Complementary Sexually Transmitted Disease Control.- Maternal Health and Child Survival: Opportunities to Protect both Women and Children from the Adverse Consequences of Reproductive Tract Infections.- III Actions for Consideration.- Sexual Behavior as a Risk Factor For Sexually Transmitted Disease.- Assessment and Prioritization of Actions To Prevent and Control Reproductive Tract Infections in the Third World.- Economic Impact of Reproductive Tract Infections and Resources for Their Control.- IV Country Cases.- Reproductive Tract Infections in Brazil: Solutions in a Difficult Economic Climate.- Reproductive Tract Infections in Kenya: Insights for Action from Research.- Reproductive Tract Infections in Nigeria: Challenges for a Fragile Health Infrastructure.- Reproductive Tract Infections in India: The Need for Comprehensive Reproductive Health Policy and Programs.- Reproductive Tract Infections in Mozambique: A Case Study of Integrated Services.- Appendix 1. Recommendations for Action.- Appendix 2. List of Authors and Participants At the Bellagio Conference.

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