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CAPITAN JURADO, M.  y  CABRERA VELEZ, R.. The preconceptional counseling in Primary Health Care: Evaluation of the future pregnant. Medifam [online]. 2001, vol.11, n.4, pp.61-77. ISSN 1131-5768.

Primary Health Care ussually assume the promotion and prevention of the health and, in many cases, the attention to the pregnant woman. No doubt that, regardless of the control of pregnancy, sometimes condicioned by causes unaware to the Primary Health Care itself, any of this professionals can assume the attention to the woman and in general to her family before the conception of a child, once the conceptional decision has been taken. We refer to the preventive preconceptionals activities. These tasks imply a wider approach which include the precocious attention to the pregnant, preconcepcionals care and promotion of child health and his family. The professionals involved in Primary Health Care are more often the first ones who are aware of this situation, well to be the direct reason of the consultation, to request advice to interrupt the contraceptive treatment or when a pregnancy test has resulted negative. When searching on the current programs of attention to the pregnant woman, this topic is paradoxically not included; neither in the programs of preventive adult activities. Also, it is indeed difficult to find documentation covering this subject. The aim of our paper is to review the existing information about this activity and to encourage its implementation as a preventive care added to those which are already being carried out in a routine way

Palabras clave : Preconception care; Family planning; Health promotion.

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