Social obstetrics

  • Social obstetrics is the branch of preventive medicine that studies the relationship between social and environmental factors and human reproduction, even in preconceptional and pre marital period
  • The different social factors that affect reproduction are:
    • age at marriage
    • age at child bearing
    • birth spacing
    • family size
    • fertility pattern
    • level of education
    • economic status
    • role of women in society
  • Another dimension of social obstetrics is the oranization, delivery and utilisation of obstetric services by the community
  • Social obstetrics aims at delivery of comprehensive maternal and child healthcare service in a way that is benefits the whole of the community

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