reproductive Health

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Aspects of health that affect reproductive performance. Factors that enhance reproductive performance include physical fitness, adequate nutritional status, and good health. Issues of concern to specialists in reproductive health include adolescent development, the status and societal roles of girls and young women, efficient physiological function of endocrine and reproductive organs, adequacy of the pelvis for vaginal delivery, and monitoring of maternal health and fetal development. See http://www.who.int/reproductive-health/ for World Health Organization initiatives and actions regarding reproductive health.

Subjects: United States History — Social Work.

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