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Paternal Involvement in Pregnancy: Outcomes from Preconception to First Year of Life

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Numerous efforts have been initiated to promote responsible fatherhood as a way to enhance children’s development. However, less attention has been paid to the role of fathers during pregnancy through the first year of life. This workshop brought together researchers and community representatives to address the impact of fathers’ involvement on pregnancy, birth outcomes, and the health and development of children during the first year of life. This workshop was hosted by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and co-sponsored by the Administration for Children and Families, the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, and the National Institutes of Health Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research. The purpose of the meeting was to develop a transformative, transdisciplinary research agenda that would translate into good public policy. The workshop consisted of a series of research-based presentations on various aspects of paternal involvement in pregnancy and birth outcomes. Participants broke into four working groups to consider both research questions and methods in their assigned topics. On day 2 of the workshop, these groups reported their findings and recommendations. This workshop included a new investigator poster session, which was held on September 25, 2013, at the same location. Attendance at this workshop was by invitation only.

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Meeting/ Workshop

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