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Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are common in pregnant women. Pregnant women must be screen appropriately, repeatedly, and treated promptly to prevent long term complications and transmission of disease. Dr. Brennan discusses current recommendations for screening and treatment of STIs in pregnant women, identifies potential screening barriers to ensure that standards are met, and describes strategies that clinicians can use to overcome such barriers and assure the health of both mother and baby.
List the sexually transmitted infections (STIs) that pregnant women are at most risk of contracting and transmitted to their infants during the perinatal period.
Describe the means to efficiently screen and effective treat STIs in pregnant women to ensure the health of both mother and infant.
Identify means to reduce the risk of STI infection during pregnancy as well as preventing vertical transmission.
PhD, RN, NP-BC,
Associate Professor Director Nurse Practitioner,
LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health