- 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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