Clinical Practice: Clinical Intervention
There are few empirical data to inform efficient, timely notification of women of childbearing age of their risk from exposure to toxic substances, and to guide the development of evidence-based interventions. We do know that preconception and prenatal exposure to toxic substances in the environment occurs as a result of inter-related policy and behavioral factors, and thus that effective interventions will require a multi-faceted approach. PRHE is currently undertaking a suite of activities to design and experimentally test a clinical intervention, including a national survey distributed through the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and a series of focus groups for Bay Area OB/GYNs to collect qualitative data about clinician attitudes, knowledge and beliefs related to the impact of environmental toxics on patient health and barriers to and opportunities for intervention.
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Learn more about PRHE's efforts to engage clinicians on reproductive environmental health on the Clinical Practice page.
Clinical Practice: Resources
Here's a list of resources if you'd like to learn more about environmental contaminants and their effects on reproductive health.