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Decreasing Unintended Pregnancy Among Homeless Women

1. The rate of unintended pregnancy in the US is significantly higher than the rate in many other developed nations, in spite of the fact that safe and highly effective contraceptives are available.

A. True

B. False


2. Unintended pregnancy is associated with which of the following negative maternal and child health outcomes?

A. Delayed prenatal care

B. Depressed and poor maternal mental health

C. Premature birth and poor developmental outcomes for children

D. All of the above


3. A child from an unplanned conception is at greater risk of all of the following, except:

A. Low birthweight

B. Dying in its first year of life

C. Being born addicted to drugs

D. Being abused


4. All of the following groups of women are at a higher risk of unintended pregnancies, except for:

A. Those who are ages 25 to 34

B. Women who are unmarried or cohabiting

C. African-American or Hispanic women

D. Those without a high school diploma


5. Health care professionals:

A. Must help people feel comfortable talking about their bodies, including genitalia.

B. Should ask women what term she uses for her vagina and use that in their discussions.

C. Need to deliver reproductive health care in a culturally appropriate way to those experiencing homelessness and be mindful that patients are trauma survivors.

D. All of the above.


6. The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends that clinicians use every patient interaction as an opportunity to provide prevention-related and health counseling and education.

A. True

B. False


7. It is advised that clinicians routinely include LMP (last menstrual period) in the vital signs as this is a way to prompt the topic of contraception and review the appropriateness of medications that are teratogenic.

A. True

B. False


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