Suicidal behavior risks during adolescent pregnancy in a low-resource setting: a qualitative study - Musyimi CW, Mutiso VN, Nyamai DN, Ebuenyi I, Ndetei DM.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is one of the most common causes of death among female adolescents. A greater risk is seen among adolescent mothers who become pregnant outside marriage and consider suicide as the solution to unresolved problems. We aimed to investigat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Presumption of sexual abuse in children and adolescents: vulnerability of pregnancy before 14 years - Silva AJC, Trindade RFC, Oliveira LLF.
OBJECTIVES: to investigate the presumption of sexual abuse through the records of live births with mothers up to 13 years of age. METHODS: this is a quantitative study, with an ecological design, carried out in Maceió, with data from the Brazilian Liv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Some Women Use Prescription Opioids During Pregnancy Some Women Use Prescription Opioids During Pregnancy
Of women with self-reported prescription opioid use during pregnancy, 32% said they had not been counseled about the drugs'effect on infants.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - July 24, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

AAP Releases New Policy on Barrier Protection for Teens AAP Releases New Policy on Barrier Protection for Teens
This is key because CDC 2017 data showed that in the US, 456,000 adolescent and young women less than 20 years became pregnant; 448,000 were 15- to 19-year-olds, and 7,400 were 14 years and younger.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Pregnancy and burns: guidelines for safe management - Karimi H, Sedigh-Maroufi S, Akbari H, Latifi NA, Momeni M, Karimi AM, Safari R.
BACKGROUND: IThe incidence of burns in pregnancy is very low, therefore little is confirmed in the specific management of pregnant women who are burned. PURPOSE: We conducted a study to survey the frequency of pregnancy in our patients and evaluate the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Nigeria: Health Complications for Women in the Face of Covid-19
[Premium Times] ... I could not help but wonder how things could have turned out if I had any complications. In most cases, doctors on call are often not available in cases of emergencies. The hospital seems to have no active emergency services. I witnessed a couple of instances where the nurses had to turn back emergency cases due to the non-availability of doctors. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 24, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania: Girl Student Pregnancy Trend Prompts Leaders to Act
[Daily News] AT least 11 girl students were impregnated in Ngara District during the Covid-19 pandemic, a situation that has alarmed Kagera leaders. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 24, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Ighodalo - We Are Determined to Provide Succor to Couples
[This Day] The Pastor of Trinity House Church, Ituah Ighodalo, in this interview speaks about the Project40at40 initiative of the Ibidunni Ighodalo Foundation, just as he pledged to further his late wife's last wish to enable vulnerable couples struggling to have babies. Excerpts: (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 24, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania: How Tanzania's Spousal Escort Policy Frustrates Antenatal Health Care
[The Conversation Africa] Good care during pregnancy is important for the health of mothers and the development of unborn babies. Antenatal care contributes to a woman's overall good health as well as linking her and her family to the health system, and increasing her chances of using a skilled attendant at birth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 23, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Foundation Offers N150 Million to Enable 40 Infertile Couples Become Parents
[Vanguard] The Ibidunni Ighodalo Foundation (IIF) has said it's targeting about N150million to help 40 couples in dire need of reproductive interventions to become parents. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 23, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Unintended pregnancy and abortion by income, region, and the legal status of abortion: estimates from a comprehensive model for 1990-2019
Background Unintended pregnancy and abortion estimates document trends in sexual and reproductive health and autonomy. These estimates inform and motivate investment in global health programmes and policies. Variability in the availability and reliability of data poses challenges for measuring and monitoring trends in unintended pregnancy and abortion. We developed a new statistical model that jointly estimated unintended pregnancy and abortion that aimed to better inform efforts towards global equity in sexual and reproductive health and rights.Methods We developed a model that simultaneously estimated incidence of unin...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - July 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

New Estimates Show Worldwide Decrease in Unintended Pregnancies
Millions of women and girls worldwide experience unintended pregnancy each year. With improved access to sexual and reproductive health services however, the number of unintended pregnancies worldwide has fallen since 1990-1994. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - July 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

#BumpDay Highlights Coronavirus And Racial Disparities In Pregnancy
Today is #BumpDay, a campaign to highlight the need for better, more accessible maternal healthcare. Today's focus is on racial disparities and Covid-19. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Editors' Pick editors-pick Source Type: news

Jet aircraft exhaust linked to preterm births
A study from theUCLA Fielding School of Public Health has found that pregnant women exposed to high levels of ultra fine particles from jet airplane exhaust are 14% more likely to have a preterm birth than those exposed to lower levels.The researchers examined exposure among women living near Los Angeles International Airport, in an area that includes neighborhoods in Los Angeles, El Segundo, Hawthorne, Inglewood andseveral other communities inland fromthe airport.“The data suggest that airplane pollution contributes to preterm births above and beyond the main source of air pollutionin this area, which is tra ffic,&...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 22, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Why Are Black Mothers At More Risk Of Dying?
Studies conducted in the U.S. and UK show that Black women are consistently much more likely to die from complications surrounding pregnancy and childbirth. Some have pointed to systemic problems within healthcare and assumptions made about patients based on race. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice Broster, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Rwanda: Teen Pregnancies - Gakenke Parents Cautioned Against Unsafe Abortions
[New Times] About 100 parents and guardians to teenage mothers in Gakenke District were on Tuesday tipped on the provisions under which abortion can be procured, with officials cautioning them against unsafe abortions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 22, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Discovery of novel autoantibody that is a major risk factor for recurrent pregnancy loss
(Kobe University) A Kobe University led study has revealed for the first time in the world the high frequency of a novel autoantibody in women suffering from recurrent pregnancy loss. It is expected that these results will contribute towards the illumination of the underlying mechanisms behind this disorder, thrombosis, and pregnancy complications such as hypertensive disorders; leading to the development of new treatment methods. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

School reopenings will trigger more COVID outbreaks, study finds
Coronavirus cases are on the rise in dozens of states even as schools prepare to reopen for the fall. CBS News' Laura Podesta reports on the latest developments, and pediatrician Dr. Dyan Hes joins CBSN to discuss a new study out of South Korea that suggests school reopenings will trigger more outbreaks, plus the likelihood of pregnant women passing the virus to their babies. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Homemade masks by California teen make life easier for hard-of-hearing
When Karma Quick-Panwala was pregnant with her second child, she didn't anticipate relying on the help of a 17-year-old stranger, living almost 400 miles away, during her delivery. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: UNFPA Helps Bring Quality Maternal and Newborn Services to Communities
[Concord] Kadijatu chose to give birth in a health facility because, "it is dangerous to give birth at home... there are potential serious complications if one chose to give birth at home. In some cases, this may lead to death or death of the newborn baby." (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 21, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Kewopa Campaigns to Curb Teen Pregnancies
[Nation] Women MPs to collaborate on justice delivery to victims, amend laws to facilitate the same (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 21, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

The consequences of violence during pregnancy for both fetus and newborn: systematic review - Costa Leite FM, Gabira FG, Freitas PA, Lima EFA, Bravim LR, Primo CC.
Objetivo: Identificar estudos sobre os efeitos para o feto e rec ém-nascido da violência contra a mulher durante a gestação. Métodos: Revisão realizada nas bases MEDLINE e LILACS. Foram incluídos estudos epidemiológicos analíticos, publicados e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Two COVID-19 Clinical Trials Seek to Enroll Pregnant Women
Upon seeing pregnant women sick with COVID-19 at a University of Pennsylvania hospital, researchers there wrote trial protocols for blood transfusions to treat the disease that include expecting... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 21, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Egypt: For Pregnant COVID-19 Patients in Egypt, a Safe Place to Deliver
[UNFPA] Cairo -- As soon as she started her ninth month of pregnancy, Mayada Reda started coughing and feeling feverish. Then she lost her sense of taste and smell. "I texted my doctor and I explained to her how I was feeling, and she told me these are symptoms of COVID-19," Ms. Reda recalled. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 20, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: Fear of Covid-19 Has Caused Major Disruption to Healthcare, New Data Shows
[spotlight] New data points to fears of contracting COVID-19 at congested health facilities as the primary reason for people not seeking needed care and defaulting on their chronic medication, including antiretrovirals (ARVs) for the treatment of HIV. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 20, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Stillbirth Incidence Increases During COVID-19 Pandemic Stillbirth Incidence Increases During COVID-19 Pandemic
The incidence of stillbirth has increased since the COVID-19 pandemic began, according to a comparative study of pregnancy outcomes in a London hospital.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Social support and its role in the prevention of depression and anxiety during pregnancy in Turkmen women - Rafiei N, Amini Rarani M, Eizadi F, Rafiey H, Seyedghasemi NS.
INTRODUCTION: Pregnancy makes significant changes that require various psychological adjustments and are often associated with depression and anxiety. Social support is one of the factors that play an important role in anxiety and depression. The aim of t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Operationalizing a human rights-based approach to address mistreatment against women during childbirth - Zampas C, Amin A, O'Hanlon L, Bjerregaard A, Mehrtash H, Khosla R, Tun çalp.
A growing body of evidence reveals that the mistreatment of pregnant women during facility-based childbirth is occurring across the globe. As human rights bodies have increasingly recognized, numerous human rights are implicated in the context of mistreatm... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The World Needs You. Now.
Yasmine Sherif is Director, Education Cannot WaitBy Yasmine SherifNEW YORK, Jul 20 2020 (IPS) “We may all come on different ships, but we are in the same boat now,” Martin Luther King Jr once said. His timeless wisdom rings truer than ever today for the many challenges the world is facing. COVID-19, continued armed conflicts and forced displacement, climate-change induced disasters, deep divides and widespread discrimination mark the human family in the 21st century. Yasmine SherifWhile COVID-19 is indeed a health crisis, the state of the world is in a bigger, multi-dimensional crisis. The one safe solution is...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yasmine Sherif Tags: Armed Conflicts Climate Change Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Education Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Africa: Fear of COVID-19 Has Caused Major Disruption to Healthcare, New Data Shows
[spotlight] New data points to fears of contracting COVID-19 at congested health facilities as the primary reason for people not seeking needed care and defaulting on their chronic medication, including antiretrovirals (ARVs) for the treatment of HIV. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 20, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Teens need easy access to condoms and contraception, say pediatricians
Condoms should be free and easily available to teens to protect themselves from pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections while being told about long-acting reversable contraception, says the American Academy of Pediatrics. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Ibidunni Ighodalo Foundation Rolls Out CSR Initiative for Couples
[This Day] The Founding Pastor of Trinity House Church, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo has stated that the Ibidunni Ighodalo Foundation (IFF) will require a maximum of N150 million to fulfill his late wife, Mrs. Ibidunni Ighodalo, last wish of helping 40 couples that could not have their own babies to have access to In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) medication. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 20, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwandan COVID-19 Patient Gives Birth in Treatment Facility
[New Times] Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) has announced that one of the Covid-19 patients currently in a local treatment facility has given birth to a baby boy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 20, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Teens need easy access to condoms and long-acting reversible contraception, say pediatricians
Plastic wrap. Plastic bags. These are some of the workarounds teens use to protect themselves from pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, pediatrician Dr. Laura Grubb, a specialist in adolescent medicine, has been told. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First in-depth insights into parturition in rhinos
(Forschungsverbund Berlin) Scientists from the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research together with zoo veterinarians closely monitored 19 pregnant white rhinos in six European zoos and recorded timelines for pre-birth development, milk production, hormone levels, gestation length and documented the onset of parturition, different stages of labour and foetal position at birth. These data significantly improves the knowledge base for birth management and obstetrics in rhinos. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

During Coronavirus Lockdowns, Some Doctors Wondered: Where Are the Preemies?
Hospitals in several countries saw dips in premature births, which could be a starting point for future research. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elizabeth Preston Tags: Premature Babies Research Pregnancy and Childbirth Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Quarantines Birth Rates Denmark Ireland your-feed-science Source Type: news

Kenya: Teen Pregnancy Crisis - More Than Covid-19 is to Blame
[The New Humanitarian] Nairobi -- Kenyan media exploded with a disturbing story last month: "Close to 4,000 school girls impregnated in Kenya during COVID-19 lockdown", read one headline. "Alarm as 3,964 girls impregnated in Machakos County in five months", stated another. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 18, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Amid Social Upheaval and COVID-19, Black Women Create Their Own Health Care Support Networks
In early May, a group of 20 Black mothers in rural Mississippi logged onto a virtual group therapy session to discuss the immense, compounding pressures of providing for their families and caring for their children during a global pandemic and historic unemployment crisis. It was the first time any of them had talked to a traditional mental health counselor, and the results were cathartic. “It’s important that we refuel — to be able to be better parents, to be able to be better daughters, to be better sisters and mothers,” says Dr. Erica Thompson, the executive director of Magnolia Medical Foundatio...
Source: TIME: Health - July 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Malawi: Safe Maternal Health During Covid-19 Through The African Trust
[The Africa Trust] With the rising numbers of Covid-19 cases in Malawi that could also potentially enhance the number of both Covid and consequential deaths, and at a time where the health care system seems to be resource-challenged, The African Trust, a network of grassroots NGOs donated Fetal Dopplers to Malawi at Blantyre District Health Office, Queens Hospital and Kamuzu Central Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 17, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Navigating Pregnancy Risks In The COVID-19 Era
Preliminary evidence suggests the coronavirus can pass through the placenta, and pregnancy slightly raises a woman's risk of a severe case of COVID-19. Medical experts urge calm and common sense.(Image credit: Leo Patrizi/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurel Wamsley Source Type: news

Safe Pregnancy As COVID-19 Surges: What's Best For Mom And Baby?
Preliminary evidence suggests the coronavirus can pass through the placenta, and pregnancy slightly raises a woman's risk of a severe case of COVID-19. Medical experts urge calm and common sense.(Image credit: Leo Patrizi/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurel Wamsley Source Type: news

Cameroon: Yaounde Paediatric Hospital - Siamese Twins Under Examination
[Cameroon Tribune] Both girls, the babies are joined around the buttocks area. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 17, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: COVID-19 - the Pandemic's Far-Reaching Impact On Pregnancy
[spotlight] For Morongwa Mohlala, a mother of two from Pretoria who works as a bank consultant, giving birth during the COVID-19 pandemic was not easy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 17, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Iron deficiency symptoms: Does iron deficiency make you tired
IRON DEFICIENCY ANAEMIA is caused by lack of iron, which usually occurs during pregnancy or when you lose a lot of blood. Does iron deficiency make you tired? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Prevalence, Frequency and Social Ecology of Sexual Concurrency Among Young Adult Women
CONCLUSIONSSexual concurrency among young women is prevalent but intermittent, and interventions that address individuals ’ social‐ecological contexts are needed to reduce negative health outcomes. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - July 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Violence against women and drug-facilitated sexual assault (DFSA): a review of the main drugs - Costa YRS, Lavorato SN, Baldin JJCMC.
Sexual violence is a universal phenomenon without restriction to sex, age, ethnicity or social class that causes devastating effects in the physical and mental health spheres, in the short-term and long-term, such as pregnancy, sexually transmitted infecti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Prevalence and determinants of physical violence and its impact on birth outcomes during pregnancy in India: evidence from a nationally representative survey - Krishnamoorthy Y, Ganesh K.
Physical violence during pregnancy can have negative impact on health status of mother and fetus. Hence, the current study was done to determine the prevalence and determinants of physical violence and its impact on birth outcomes during pregnancy in India... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence among postpartum women at a teaching hospital in Nigeria's Federal Capital City: pattern and materno-fetal outcomes - Akaba GO, Abdullahi HI.
BACKGROUND: Intimate partner violence is an important public health and human rights issue. Previous studies have considered intimate partner violence in pregnancy mainly among pregnant women attending antenatal clinics thereby missing out a few who may en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Vital Signs: Prescription Opioid Pain Reliever Use During Pregnancy - 34 U.S. Jurisdictions, 2019
This report describes the importance of health care providers speaking with patients about the benefits and risks of opioid use for chronic pain management and screening pregnant women for potential misuse of opioids. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - July 16, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Overdose Pain management Pregnancy Prescription Drug Abuse Synthetic Opioids Source Type: news

Safety of In-Utero Antiretroviral Exposure Safety of In-Utero Antiretroviral Exposure
How safe is the use of ART during pregnancy? Might in-utero exposure to these drugs contribute to a higher risk for neurologic abnormalities?AIDS (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news