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Arabs, Birth control, Childbirth, Contraception, Islam, Menstruation, Prenatal care



  1. Kridli, Suha Al-Oballi PhD, RD


The purpose of this article is to describe the healthcare beliefs and practices of Arab American women, specifically those regarding menstruation, pregnancy, childbirth, and family planning. The information in this paper is derived from the author's experience as a researcher, as an Arab healthcare provider, and from the literature. Guidelines for nurses who provide care to Arab American women are also presented.