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Pregnancy intention: how PRAMS data can inform programs and policy. Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11097508     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: In most states, the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) is the only source for state-specific, population-based data on the prevalence of unintended pregnancy among women having a live birth. These data can be used in a variety of ways to inform state policies and programs aimed at the prevention of unintended pregnancy. OBJECTIVES: This paper highlights the programmatic and policy development activities undertaken by three states in relation to unintended pregnancy as well as the role that PRAMS data played in those efforts. RESULTS: Georgia, Oklahoma, and Washington have used PRAMS data to gain support for program initiatives directed at unintended pregnancy, to promote policies aimed at either monitoring or reducing unintended pregnancy, and to acquire additional funds for related programs, such as family planning.
Authors:
C L Melvin; M Rogers; B C Gilbert; L Lipscomb; R Lorenz; S Ronck; S Casey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Maternal and child health journal     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1092-7875     ISO Abbreviation:  Matern Child Health J     Publication Date:  2000 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-02-15     Completed Date:  2001-02-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9715672     Medline TA:  Matern Child Health J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  197-201     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Reproductive Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. cathy_melvin@unc.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Education
Family Planning Services*
Female
Georgia
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Oklahoma
Pregnancy* / statistics & numerical data
Pregnancy in Adolescence
Questionnaires
Washington

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