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Developing family planning services for female chronic mentally ill outpatients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1587510     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The family planning needs of chronic mentally ill women outpatients, many of whom do not use contraceptives and are at high risk for unwanted pregnancies, have been rarely addressed. Taking a thorough sexual history is the first step in assessing patients' need for family planning services. Patient education, including instruction about physiological processes and contraceptive methods and assertiveness training, is the most important service component. Offering family planning services in the mental health center has many advantages, including better communication between mental health care providers and family planning specialists about patients' special needs and enhanced opportunities for integrating family planning with other programs such as parenting classes, substance abuse treatment, and services for preventing sexually transmitted diseases.
J Coverdale; J Aruffo; H Grunebaum
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hospital & community psychiatry     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0022-1597     ISO Abbreviation:  Hosp Community Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1992 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-06-23     Completed Date:  1992-06-23     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0040250     Medline TA:  Hosp Community Psychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  475-8     Citation Subset:  IM; X    
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston.
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MeSH Terms
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / prevention & control,  psychology
Chronic Disease
Community Mental Health Centers*
Family Planning Services / organization & administration*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Mental Disorders / psychology,  rehabilitation*
Patient Care Team
Risk Factors
Sex Education
United States

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