An intersection of women's and perinatal health: The role of chronic conditions

Dawn P. Misra, Holly Grason, Carol Weisman

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This paper has three objectives: 1) to review data on the prevalence of chronic disease among women of reproductive age; 2) to establish that chronic diseases are an important influence on perinatal health; and 3) to emphasize opportunities where women's health and perinatal health can intersect. This involves broadening strategies aimed at improving perinatal health to emphasize a woman's overall health, regardless of childbearing status or plans, and using perinatal health care as a bridge to ongoing care for women. These issues are discussed in the context of a continuum often used to organize perinatal health interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)256-267
Number of pages12
JournalWomen's Health Issues
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health(social science)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Maternity and Midwifery


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