Preconception Care for Belarusian High School Students

Mitsutake Tomomi

Faculty of Human Sciences / Department of Nursing

Mitsutake Tomomi Assistant Professor


All societies in this world harbor the hope that their children will grow up into healthy individuals. The purpose of this study is to implement and evaluate the effectiveness of a preconception care educational program for Belarusian high school students who are about to graduate. The health risks for Belarusian high school students are elevated due to exposure to radioactive contamination and HIV infection. Such risks have severe repercussions in terms of future pregnancies and childbirth; the health of their future children can also be affected. Preconception care is a form of education that prepares students toward healthy pregnancies and childbirth. It seeks to improve the health and happiness of adolescents and adults and paves the way for healthy pregnancies. It also ensures the sound health of these students’ future children. Following the program evaluation procedure, a lesson prepared for the implementation of this research will be administered to Belarusian high school students; its effectiveness will be evaluated with the help of a local research institute. This initiative will continue to be implemented while the evaluation is being carried out.

Future prospects

This program can be modified progressively and systematically for younger students to facilitate the development of a lesson model that effectively satisfies the needs of Belarusian children. It is hoped that local educators will continue to implement the lesson model upon its successful inception.