New report - Clinical Preventive Services for Women: Closing the Gaps

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Biomedical and Health Research, Select Populations and Health Disparities, Women's Health
Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice
IOM - July 2011

The IOM recommends that women's preventive services include: improved screening for cervical cancer, counseling for sexually transmitted infections, and counseling and screening for HIV; a fuller range of contraceptive education, counseling, methods, and services so that women can better avoid unwanted pregnancies and space their pregnancies to promote optimal birth outcomes; services for pregnant women including screening for gestational diabetes and lactation counseling and equipment to help women who choose to breastfeed do so successfully; at least one well-woman preventive care visit annually for women to receive comprehensive services; and screening and counseling for all women and adolescent girls for interpersonal and domestic violence in a culturally sensitive and supportive manner.

Find the complete report here.