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Homicide One of Leading Causes of Injury-Related Death Among Pregnant Women, New Mothers, CDC Study Says
Main Category: Women's Health / Gynecology
Homicide is the second most common cause of injury-related death among pregnant women and new mothers, according to a... CDC study released on Tuesday and published in the March issue of the American Journal of Public Health, the Washington Post reports.
Homicide the No. 1 cause of death for pregnant women
The killing of a pregnant woman is horrifying enough. But the murders of Lisa Underwood, who was carrying a baby, and her 7-year-old son underscore a problem largely unknown to the public: Homicide is the leading cause of death among pregnant women.
"What pregnant women do not know is that instead of facing joyful celebration at the announcement of pregnancy, too many face violence and death," said American College of Nurse-Midwives Executive Director Deanne Williams, in a 2003 report on maternal homicides.
"When we think of all the other things that cause women to die during pregnancy, such as infection or hemorrhaging, the fact that homicide far outweighs those things tells you it's a significant problem," said Phyllis Sharps, an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins University's school of nursing who researches violence against women.
To me, the crisis here needs to be solved, and I don't have the answers but when the leading cause of death of a pregnant woman in the U.S. is homicide, why isn't this being handled or taken seriously?
Homicide is the second most common cause of injury-related death among pregnant women and new mothers.
Originally posted by LateApexer313
What do you think of it Rush as a woman?