Preconception refers to reproductive health of men and women during their reproductive years. It provides knowledge on the conditions and risk factors which can affect pregnancy.  It includes the food habits, medication and the life style which can cause difficulty in conception.  Also it helps in avoiding unplanned pregnancies which are at the greater risk of pre-term birth and low birth weight babies.



  • prevent stillbirths, preterm birth and low birth weight • prevent birth defects • prevent neonatal infections • prevent underweight and stunting • prevent vertical transmission of HIV/STIs • lower the risk of some forms of childhood cancers •

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