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Observations on reproductive health programs in the baltic States.

Lazarus, Jeffrey LU ; Liljestrand, Jerker LU and Nadisauskiene, R J (2004) In International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics 87(3). p.277-280
Abstract
Public attention in Sweden has been drawn to three neighboring states that recently joined the European Union: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. At this historic moment, it seems instructive to look at how the rapidly reformed health sectors of these ex-Soviet republics are responding to the vision of reproductive health articulated in Cairo 10 years ago. Reproductive health and rights have improved in these states in spite of recent reforms often acting to oppose improvement. Reforms such as the introduction of family medicine need continued adjustment, especially regarding antenatal care. One special challenge is the retention of essential mid-level providers, such as midwives, as the mode of HIV transmission becomes increasingly sexual.
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Europe, Health policy, Midwifery, Reproductive health
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International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics
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87
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3
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277 - 280
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Elsevier
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  • pmid:15548408
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1879-3479
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10.1016/j.ijgo.2004.08.017
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  number       = {3},
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  series       = {International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics},
  title        = {Observations on reproductive health programs in the baltic States.},
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  volume       = {87},
  year         = {2004},
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