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Obesity and reproduction: a study to determine how effectively medical education enhances awareness of the reproductive risks related to obesity.

Authors
  • Rhoton-Vlasak, Alice S1
  • Roussos-Ross, Kay1
  • Cua, Girard M2
  • Odera, Erica L3
  • Irani, Tracy A3
  • Vasilopoulos, Terrie4
  • 1 Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA.
  • 2 Department of Family Medicine Residency, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL 33612, USA.
  • 3 PIE Center/IFAS, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA.
  • 4 Department of Anesthesiology and Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
JBRA assisted reproduction
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2017
Volume
21
Issue
4
Pages
330–335
Identifiers
DOI: 10.5935/1518-0557.20170059
PMID: 29068182
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
Unknown

Abstract

This exploratory study found that despite having at least a college education, the populations studied had relatively low levels of awareness of obesity-related reproductive risks. The medical population had much more knowledge about the other health risks of obesity. The survey provided initial data that might be used to consider knowledge gaps and strategies for engaging and educating medical trainees and the public about the reproductive risks of obesity.

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