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HIV-Related Stigmas Linked To Births Away From Hospitals

According to a new study published in the journal PLoS Medicine, expectant mothers in one Kenyan province often choose to give birth away from health-care facilities, due to the fear of being labeled as HIV-positive. Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham discovered a strong association between HIV-related stigma and the fact that only 44.2% of expectant mothers give birth in facilities with skilled caregivers in Nyanza Province, Kenya.
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Stigma Keeps Pregnant Women From African Clinics

Health : Newswise Medical News (2 years ago)

The fear of being labeled HIV-positive is strong enough to keep mothers in one Kenyan province from having babies in health-care facilities. Read Post

New Initiative Seeks Safer Health Care For Newborn Babies And Mothers Giving Birth In Michigan Hospitals

Health : Medical News Today (6 years ago)

The Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) Keystone Center for Patient Safety & Quality launched a new initiative to make health care safer for mothers giving birth and their newborn babies in Michigan hospitals. The initiativ... Read Post

Spontaneous And Medically Induced Preterm Births Contribute Equally To The Rising Rate Of Preterm Births: Scottish Study

Health : Medical News Today (5 years ago)

Research published this week in the open access journal PLoS Medicine shows that the rising rate of preterm birth in Scotland is as much a result of an increase in spontaneous preterm birth as it is of preterm birth that is medicall... Read Post


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