CHAPTER 23 - Reproductive Health Issues

Key Points for Providers and Clients

Postabortion Care

  • Fertility returns quickly, within a few weeks, after abortion or miscarriage. Women need to start using a family planning method almost immediately to avoid unwanted pregnancy.

Violence Against Women

  • Violence is not the woman's fault. It is very common. Local resources may be available to help.


  • Infertility often can be prevented. Avoiding sexually transmitted infections and receiving prompt treatment for these and other reproductive tract infections can reduce a client's risk of infertility.
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