New research analyzing data on pregnant people with syphilis and their infants in California found that receiving late or no prenatal care, early stage of syphilis, and living in Central California were linked to congenital syphilis.
Patience Afulani argues that high income countries like the U.S. can learn from interventions first designed to improve health care in low- and middle-income countries. Her approach reverses the normal order of things in global health, providing an example of what it might look like to strip the field of its colonialist roots.
Anticipated racism from police, specifically police brutality toward their children, may be a factor contributing to chronic stress among Black pregnant people. Understanding their experiences and perceptions of police brutality related to their pregnancies and children can help inform policy and clinical guidelines that may reduce racial inequities in health.