Reproductive Life Planning for Women Veterans with Mental Illness
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Health Services R&D
June 2019 -
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Project Background: Many women Veterans are of reproductive age and, of those, a substantial number experience mental health concerns. Women Veterans with mental illness are at greater risk for unplanned pregnancy and adverse pregnancy outcomes due to factors unique to mental illness and mental health treatment. In addition, mental health and mental health-related concerns associated with pregnancy (e.g. impact of pregnancy on mental health, psychiatric medication use during pregnancy) often aff...