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Navigating the Maze: Sexual Health and Literacy for Pregnant and Postpartum Women with Substance Use Disorders

While the prevalence of unintended pregnancies in the general population in the United States is roughly 50%, it is much higher among women with substance use disorder (SUD). Unintended pregnancy is associated with a wide range of negative outcomes for women, children, and their families. A paradigm shift in how reproductive/sexual health is conceptualized for women with SUD is needed. The presenters will focus on sexual health education, literacy and reproductive life planning.The slides focus on the following objectives.

  • Identify the unique and common issues women who are pregnant or post-partum with SUD face in accessing and implementing reproductive life planning

  • Identify ways stigma, discrimination and prejudice play a role in access and implementing reproductive life planning for women who are pregnant or post-partum with SUD.

  • Examine the roles that trauma experiences and intimate partners play in access and implementing reproductive life planning for women who are pregnant or post-partum with SUD.

  • Discuss how to have productive and engaging conversation with pregnant or post-partum women with SUD about sexual health and reproductive planning

 

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