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Prenatal care is crucial to preventing congenital syphilis

UCSF Bixby Center
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.

Global work to improve birth outcomes could help reduce racial disparities in the U.S.

UCSF Bixby Center
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.

Risk factors for dual burden of severe maternal health problems and preterm birth vary by insurance type

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from Alison El Ayadi and colleagues sought to understand how the risk factors of dual burden of severe maternal morbidity and preterm birth varied by insurance type.

For Black pregnant people, fear of police brutality starts before their children are born

UCSF Bixby Center
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.

Pregnant people with substance use issues need treatment, not jail, advocates and experts say

San Diego Union-Tribune
Dominika Seidman talked about treating substance use disorders during pregnancy as medical conditions in the San Diego Union-Tribune.

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Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
Safe Motherhood Program
 

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Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology, San Francisco General Hospital

 

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