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Seminar on "Reproductive Health Issues in Central and Eastern Europe, and Countries of the Former Soviet Union" Bucharest, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 17 - 20 October 2004

Preliminary Programme

Sunday, 17 October

14:00 - 16:30
Participants registration

16:30 - 17:30
Welcome / Introduction of participants

17:30 - 18:30
Opening overview presentation
Chair: Mihai HorgaFlorina Serbanescu
Reproductive Health in Transition Countries in the European Context

18:30 - 20:30

Monday, 18 October

09:00 - 10:15
Session 1. Contraception and Abortion: Romania
Chair: Gigi Santow
Discussant: Howard Goldberg

Augustin Rosca, Antonia Neamtu: Evolution of Abortions in Romania between 1990 and 2003 - Realities and Misunderstandings

Mihai Horga, Brooke R. Johnson: A Strategic Assessment of Policy, Programs and Research Issues Related to Abortion and Contraception in Romania

10:15 - 10:30
Coffee break

10:30 - 12:00
Session 2. Contraception and Abortion: Russia and the Baltics
Chair: Howard Goldberg
Discussant: Henry David

Katja Kesseli, Mika Gissler: Trends in Induced Abortion in Estonia and Russia since 1995

Janna Gorodnicheva: Contraception and Abortion in Russia - Recent Trends

Irina Gorshkova: Contraception, Induced Abortion, Risk of HIV/AIDS and STIs in Russia - Patriarchal Patterns and Married Women's Health

12:00 - 13:00
Session 3. Cervical Cancer
Chair: Florina Serbanescu
Discussant: Merce Gasco

Yulia Panayotova, Dina Balabanova, Jivko Georgiev: Implementing Cervical Cancer Screening in Bulgaria: Health System-Level Constraints

Irina Todorova, Tatyana Kotseva: Psychosocial Barriers and Determinants of Cervical Cancer Screening in Bulgaria

Adriana Baban, A. Szentagotai, R. Balasz: Psychosocial Factors Affecting Non-Response to Cervical Screening in Romania

13:00 - 14:30

14:30 - 15:00
Session 3 (continued)

15:00 - 16:00
Session 4. Reproductive Health: Romania
Chair: Peer Sieben
Discussant: Florina Serbanescu

Daniela Bartos, Mihai Horga: The Romanian Strategy for Sexual and Reproductive Health

Merce Gasco, Irina Dinca: From Practice to Strategies and Policies

Ionela Cozos: A Multi-Sectorial Public-Private Partnership in Mures County to Address Gender-based and Domestic Violence

16:00 - 16:20
Tea break

16:20 - 17:00
Session 4 (continued)

Tuesday, 19 October

09:00 - 10:15
Session 5. Contraception and Abortion: Caucasus Region
Chair: Augustin Rosca
Discussant: Mihai Horga

Howard Goldberg, Florina Serbanescu, Leo Morris: Induced Abortion and Contraceptive Use in the Caucasus Republics

Mohamed Ali, Iqbal Shah: The Impact of Abortion on Uptake and Continuation of Contraceptive Method Use in Armenia

10:15 - 10:30
Coffee break

10:30 - 12:15
Session 6. Pregnancy Outcome / Unintended Pregnancy
Chair: Merce Gasco
Discussant: Gigi Santow

Henry David, Zdenek Matejcek: Born Unwanted: The 35 Year Prague Study

Vladimir Yaglov , Vera Prilepskaya: Contraception After Delivery in Russia

Arild Vaktskjold, T. Vasiljevna, N. Evert, et al.: The Prevalence of Selected Pregnancy Outcome Risk Factors of the Delivering Population in Moncegorsk, Russia

12:15 - 13:45

13:45 - 15:15
Session 7. Reproductive Health: Russia, Poland and Serbia
Chair: Daniela Bartos
Discussant: Leo Morris

Patricia David, L. Reichenbach, R. Potemkina, et al.: Meeting Women's Reproductive Health Needs in Russia

Wiktoria Wroblewska: Reproductive Health Issues in Poland

Mirjana Rasevic: Reproductive health Issues in Serbia

15:15 - 15:30
Tea break

From left to right: Leo Morris, Gigi Santow, Mihai Horga.
15:30 - 17:00
Session 8. Special Populations
Chair: Irina Dinca
Discussant: Noreen Walsh

Sophia Brewer: Addressing Reproductive Health Disparities in Romania: The Roma Mediator Program

Nila Kapor: (Non) Use of Reproductive Health Services by Refugee Populations: The case of Serbia and Montenegro

Elina Haavio-Mannila, M. Nikula, N. Federova: Sexual Behavior and Health of Army Conscripts in St. Petersburg, Russia

17:00 17:15

Festive dinner

Wednesday, 20 October

09:00 - 10:15
Session 9: Young Adults
Chair: Leo Morris
Discussant: Irina Dinca

Tatyana Kotseva, Dora Kostova: Contraceptive Use among Young Adults in Bulgaria: Violation of the Tradition?

Annie Dude: Patterns of Marriage, Sexual Debut, Premarital Sex and Unprotected Sex in Central Asia

10:15 - 10:30
Coffee break

10:30 - 11:40
Session 10: Qualitative Studies
Chair: Ionela Cozos
Discussant: Adriana Baban

Gail Grant: Reproductive Health in Estonia: Results of Qualitative Research

Silvia Florescu, Ingrid Gheorghe, C. Butu, et al.: The Role of Qualitative Studies in Making More Adequate Local Interventions. A Case Study for Promoting Optimal Birth Spacing

11:40 - 13:00
Open Discussion: What Do We Know? What Don't We Know? Implications for Interventions and Further Research

13:00 - 13:30
Closing Session

13:30 - 15:00

Tour of Village Museum (Muzeul Satului)

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