This document is part of the network’s series of practice adaptations developed by clinicians working in HCH projects.
This document contains the client education and pregnancy counseling protocols for the San Francisco Department of Public Health, posted with permission.
Healing Hands Articles
Pregnant and Homeless (2001)
In this issue of Healing Hands, we examine health risks and barriers to reducing them experienced by homeless women and their children, during and following pregnancy. The lead article addresses the greatest challenge reported by Health Care for the Homeless clinicians in caring for these women: alleviating substance abuse problems, to protect maternal and fetal health and foster normal child development.
This issue explores the public health ramifications of unintended pregnancy and discusses contraception options for women experiencing homelessness. The newsletter also looks at funding sources for family planning programs and includes a toolkit of practical resources for providers and patients.
Supplement: Methods of Contraception