Monday, November 5, 2007

Nov. 14th Forum to Discuss Women, Pregnancy and Drug Use

"Women, Pregnancy and Drug Use: Medical Facts, Practical Responses and the Well-Being of Children and Families" will be held on November 14, 2007 from 4-6 pm at the Presbyterian Health Foundation Conference Center (655 Research Parkway, Suite 100 – just southeast of the intersection of Northeast 8th Street and Lincoln Boulevard).

Recently, in State v. Hernandez, the state prosecuted an Oklahoma City woman for murder after suffering a stillbirth and testing positive for methamphetamine — despite a lack of medical evidence connecting the two events and the disapproval of local and national medical and public health associations and individuals. Hear renowned local and national experts in the fields of medicine and social work separate myth from fact regarding drug use and pregnancy, discuss the implications of the case for the health and well-being of Oklahoma’s women and babies, and map out strategies for effective and appropriate responses to addiction and pregnancy.

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