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Preconception Care

"Preconception Care" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

An organized and comprehensive program of health care that identifies and reduces a woman's reproductive risks before conception through risk assessment, health promotion, and interventions. Preconception care programs may be designed to include the male partner in providing counseling and educational information in preparation for fatherhood, such as genetic counseling and testing, financial and family planning, etc. This concept is different from PRENATAL CARE, which occurs during pregnancy.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Preconception Care" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Preconception Care" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 72 publications over 19 distinct years, with a maximum of 10 publications in 2019
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