Family Planning Services: An Essential Component of Preconception Care

  title={Family Planning Services: An Essential Component of Preconception Care},
  author={Lorraine V. Klerman},
  journal={Maternal and Child Health Journal},
  pages={157 - 160}
Family planning services are necessary for the widespread adoption of preconception care for two reasons. First, preconception care is more likely if pregnancies are planned, and family planning services encourage pregnancy planning. Second, family planning services usually include counseling, and counseling provides an opportunity to discuss the advantages of preconception care. However, the potential of family planning services to promote preconception care is limited by underutilization of… CONTINUE READING

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