PUBHLTH 2 Lecture Notes - Lecture 40: Population Reference Bureau, Sexually Transmitted Infection, Neural Tube Defect
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Public Health 2
○ Why did Maryland's Department of Corrections advocate to remove Suboxone
film, a drug that is intended to help people who are addicted to opioid
medications, from the state's preferred drugs list under Medicaid?
■ There is an increase of smuggling Suboxone in jails, and thus the
department wants to reduce sales
● Midwives help transport women to the hospital from rural areas during times of
● Measles is one of the most contagious infections known to humans. Despite the existence
of a safe and effective vaccine, measles is still an issue in countries around the world
● Preventing HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections in Thailand involves the help
of only nurses, doctors and health professionals.
● In the United States, young gay white men are most likely to be infected with H.I.V. and
the least likely to be tested for it.
● Latin Americans experienced cases of paralysis and death due to polio.
● Contraceptive use is the highest amongst well educated women, those living in urban
areas, and in high income areas.
● Water fluoridation is effective only if the water supply system is regulated and the
majority of inhabitants have access to water system.
● Trachoma is dangerous because it can cause an unpreventable blindness.
● River Blindness is causes by a worm that enters through the infection of a blackfly.
● The government of chile unsuccessfully implemented the cost saving fortification of
wheat flour with folic acid to prevent neural tube defects.
● Chinese citizens have a predicament of overconsumption of iodized salt.
Complete the following
● According to the Population Reference Bureau video, family planning leads to economic
security by which of the following:
○ All of the above
■ Larger income
■ Accumulation of wealth
■ Better education
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