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CHILDREN/IMMIGRATION/LATINOS/RACISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WOMEN: “The United States 2016 election, when President Donald Trump was voted into office, may have been tied to a rise in premature births among Latina women across the US, according to a new study. In the nine months beginning with November 2016, about 3.2% to 3.6% more preterm births to Latina women occurred above the levels of preterm births that would have been expected had the election not occurred, suggests the study, published in the medical journal JAMA Network Open on Friday [7-19-19]. Birth outcomes have long been used in medical research as indicators of acute stress among populations of women, and preterm birth in particular is linked with maternal stress, the researchers noted in their study…The study showed only an association between premature births among Latina women and the election, not that the election directly caused any negative birth outcomes. To determine that, more research would be needed.”

Jacqueline Howard,  “A rise in premature births among Latina women may be linked to Trump’s election, study says,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, July 18, 2019 1:12 pm

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