Sveikatos mokslai / Health Sciences, Volume 21, Number 3(75) (2011)

Fertility Awareness Teaching in Higher Education institutions in Lithuania

Birutė Obelenienė

Abstract


Summary
Health professionals, advising their patients on family planning have to possess adequate knowledge to teach their patients about fertility awareness-based methods. The aim: to identify the situation of fertility awareness teaching in higher education institutions in Lithuania. Methods: Graduate and postgraduate study programmes (for obstetricians, obstetriacian-gynecologists, family doctors) were analyzed using the method of content analysis. Results: fertility awareness teaching is not properly integrated into study programs for health professionals.


Keyword(s): Key words: fertility awareness, teaching, natural family planning, study program.

DOI: 10.5200/48

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