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  • Reproductive Health Services: Assessing the Safety and Quality of Abortion Care Consensus Study
    The committee will consider the following questions and offer findings and recommendations: 1) What types of legal abortion services are available to women in the U.S.? Under what clinical circumstances is it appropriate to use these different...
  • The State of the Science in Ovarian Cancer Research Consensus Study
    An ad hoc committee under the auspices of the Institute of Medicine will review the state of the science in ovarian cancer and formulate recommendations for action to advance the field.
  • Standing Committee on Family Planning Standing Committee
    The IOM Standing Committee will identify emerging issues in family planning; provide a forum for discussion of scientific, workforce, health services, and education issues in family planning; and develop and oversee other studies and activities on...
  • Preventive Services for Women Consensus Study
    The IOM will review what preventive services are necessary for women's health and well-being and should be considered in the development of comprehensive guidelines for preventive services for women.
  • Workshop on the Public Health Effects of Food Deserts Stand Alone Workshop
    An ad hoc committee will plan and conduct a two-day workshop on the public health implications of food deserts. In this context, food desert is defined as a rural or urban low-income neighborhood or community with limited access to affordable and...
  • Reexamination of IOM Pregnancy Weight Guidelines Consensus Study
    An ad hoc committee will review and update the 1990 Institute of Medicine recommendations for weight gain during pregnancy and recommend ways to encourage their adoption through clinical guidance, consumer education, and public health strategies
  • A Comprehensive Review of the DHHS Office of Family Planning Title X Program Consensus Study
    In response to a request from the DHHS Office of Family Planning, the Institute of Medicine will conduct a study to review the Title X Family Planning Program. The review will assess the administration and management of the program including...
  • Depression, Parenting Practices, and the Healthy Development of Children Consensus Study
    A NRC/IOM Committee on Depression, Parenting Practices, and the Healthy Development of Children
  • Improving Mammography Quality Standards Consensus Study
    The study will evaluate ways to improve mammagraphy interpretation without impairing access, and will cover such topics as audits, technical quality, supply of personnel, mandates for monitoring, and steps to make new technology available.
  • Meeting the Psychosocial Needs of Women with Breast Cancer Stand Alone Workshop
    The purpose of this workshop was to understand psychosocial responses of women to breast cancer and to evaluate tools used to assess psychosocial distress.