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Assessment of reproductive risk in nonpregnant women

A guide to establishing priorities for contraceptive care
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      Abstract

      A method of assessing reproductive risk in nonpregnant women is presented, with a discussion of evidence supporting the relationship of age, parity, medical and obstetric history, birth interval, and socioeconomic status to maternal and infant mortality and morbidity. It is suggested that the adeption of a reliable contraceptive method by high-risk nonpregnant women could significantly improve their health, reduce the frequency of reproductive failure, and lead to a reduction in infant and maternal mortality and morbidity.
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