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Preconception and Reproductive Health Education to Women and Men

The North Carolina Medical Society supports the following areas of focus to improve and promote preconception and reproductive health education to women and men:

  • Support efforts to integrate the use of evidence-based and evidence-informed preconception health care curricula with adolescent and young adult populations in educational and community settings and into primary care for people of reproductive age
  • Promote reproductive life planning
  • Support efforts to ensure healthy pregnancy intervals through access to effective methods of contraception, including increased access to Long-Acting Reversible Contraception
  • Support efforts and programs of the State of North Carolina to reduce incidence of adolescent pregnancy

(NCMS Board Report – Maternal and Infant Health Workgroup Recommendations, adopted 8/24/2020)