Chapter 11. Sexual Health, Postnatal Care and Parenthood

  1. Sheena Byrom RGN, RM, MA supervisor consultant member1,2,
  2. Grace Edwards RGN, RM, ADM, Cert Ed, Med, PhD, diploma teacher consultant principal lecturer1 and
  3. Debra Bick RM, BA, MMedSc, PhD professor member Clinical Advisor visiting fellow3
  1. Grace Edwards RGN, RM, ADM, Cert Ed, Med, PhD, diploma teacher consultant principal lecturer and
  2. Susie Gardiner MSc, postgraduate senior officer senior practitioner

Published Online: 19 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444315486.ch11

Essential Midwifery Practice: Postnatal Care

Essential Midwifery Practice: Postnatal Care

How to Cite

Edwards, G. and Gardiner, S. (2009) Sexual Health, Postnatal Care and Parenthood, in Essential Midwifery Practice: Postnatal Care (eds S. Byrom, G. Edwards and D. Bick), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444315486.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 1

    University of Central Lancashire, UK

  2. 2

    East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, UK

  3. 3

    Thames Valley University, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Central Lancashire, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 OCT 2009
  2. Published Print: 20 NOV 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170918

Online ISBN: 9781444315486

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Keywords:

  • sexual health, postnatal care and parenthood;
  • sexual and reproductive health - positive aspect of relationships and sexuality;
  • prioritising sexual health as key public health issue;
  • chlamydia diagnosis in genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics;
  • HIV-infected women and diagnosis prior to delivery;
  • Other sexually transmitted infections;
  • recent UK trends in sexual activity and behaviours;
  • sexual health and contraception and discussions during antenatal care;
  • ‘Teenage Pregnancy Strategy’ and ‘Accelerating the Strategy to 2010’;
  • midwifery role - targeting pregnant women to awareness of STIs and its dangers

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Sexual health today

  • Government policy and guidance

  • New contraception funding

  • Other policies

  • Vulnerable groups

  • Women living in deprived areas/with low educational achievement

  • Midwifery and targeted actions

  • References

  • Further reading