Almost 40% of all induced abortions in Sweden are repeat induced abortions; however, there is limited knowledge about risk factors. The object of this presentation is to investigate risk factors among women and men with repeat abortion. A Swedish cross-sectional study; 590 men (range 16-63 yrs); 798 women (range 14-49 yrs) involved in an abortion during 2009. A questionnaire was used and a regression model examined risk factors associated with repeat abortion (SPSS 17.0).
One-third had been involved in at least one previous abortion. Risk factors for repeat abortion among women; previous children (OR 2.57), lack of emotional support (OR 2.09), unemployment or sick leave (OR 1.65), tobacco use (OR 1.56), and low educational level (OR 1.5). Risk factors among men; age range 25-29 years (OR 3.72), victimised of violence or abuse over the past year (OR 2.62), unemployment or sick leave (OR 2.58), and previous children (OR 2.00). Some considered that economic support and work opportunities might have enabled them to continue the pregnancy. Increased sex and relationship education (SRE), easy/free access to high-quality contraceptives and counselling, were suggested interventions for preventing unintended pregnancies
A large proportion of abortion seeking women (35%) and the involved male partner (32%) have experienced previous abortion and they appear more socio-economic disadvantaged than those who experienced their first abortion. This vulnerability may hinder the motivation and ability to practise safe sex. When applying these findings to public health work, welfare systems designed to narrow the gap between different socio-economic groups become important, such as increased work opportunity, SRE, subsidised contraceptives, and easy access to counselling with follow-up visits.
Sexually traumatized patients often have problems with flashbacks, nightmares and avoidance. This workshop teaches an integrated method for trauma relief, combining knowledge from NLP, psycho dynamic therapy, cognitive therapy and modern trauma research. The method is based on the human memory storing system, which functions in the same way in all human beings. This means that the method easily can be used cross-culturally and for all gender combinations.
To explore how sexual health and sexual ethics are represented in the Bible and how these are relevant to the 21st century. God created humans as physical and relational beings. Sexuality is a good, healthy element of that created physical relatedness, with three functions: relational bonding; mutual pleasure; and procreation. The biblical pattern for sexual expression which best accords with these functions is heterosexual monogamy.
How should the Public Health Model be applied so it really contributes to improved sexual health for all? Public Health recognizes three levels of prevention - Primary, Secondary and Tertiary. Primary prevention involves prevention of the disease or injury itself, Fluoride, Immunization, Education to avoid smoking and substance abuse. Secondary prevention blocks the progression of an injury or disease from an impairment to a disability. An impairment has already occurred, but disability may be prevented through early intervention.
The UK has among the highest teenage pregnancy and STI rates in Western Europe and strategies to reduce these outcomes have a high priority. This paper seeks to draw lessons from the rigorous evaluations of three sexual health initiatives: SHARE (a cluster randomised trial (CRT) of teacher-delivered sex education), RIPPLE (CRT of peer-delivered school sex education) and Healthy Respect Phase 2 (a quasi-experimental study of a multi-component Scottish national sexual health demonstration project encompassing youth friendly sexual health drop-ins, social marketing, branding, a parenting component and SHARE).
This symposium will focus on presentation of the results and discussion of a ground-breaking study into the cost and cost-effectiveness of sexuality education (SE) in six countries, commissioned by UNESCO in 2010. Why an economic analysis? Policy-makers all over the world, involved in decisions on school-based sexuality education (SE) programmes, are facing three important economic questions: what are the costs of developing the programmes, what are the costs of implementing and scaling up the programmes, and do the programmes provide value for money?
This presentation, "Responding to the needs of consumers with complex trauma histories a consumer perspective" focuses on the needs of adult survivors of child abuse, highlighting the frequent