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How pregnancy can be made more difficult by maternity care’s notions of ‘normal’

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The Conversation, October 8, 2019 10.04pm AEDT Maternity records in the UK have spaces only for the expectant mother and the baby’s father. This inflexibility can cause difficulties for the pregnant person, their partner, and their unborn baby if they do not fit into these boxes. Over the last decade there has been a significant increase in the number of people conceiving outside of the...

Media release from SHINE SA: Teen Pregnancy

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SHINE SA, Issued: 25 May 2018 Following the release of the Australian Institute of Health and Wellbeing’s Report, that includes the latest figures on teen birth-rates, SHINE SA believes that a decrease in the teen birth-rate as indicated in the report, is a positive outcome from the study. “A decrease may reflect better sexual health information for young people including education in schools...

Poorer outcomes for babies born to teen mums – often linked to low socioeconomic status

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare,  02 May 2018 Babies of teenage mothers often experience poorer health outcomes than babies born to women just a few years older, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s (AIHW) first report on this subject. The report, Teenage mothers in Australia 2015, shows that about 8,200 teenage mothers gave birth to 8,300 babies (3% of all...

Pregnant women are at increased risk of domestic violence in all cultural groups

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The Conversation, April 26, 2018 6.00pm AEST Domestic violence occurs across all age groups and life stages. Rather than reducing during pregnancy, expecting a child is a key risk factor for domestic violence beginning or escalating. Our research, published today in the journal BMJ Open, found that 4.3% of pregnant women due to give birth in Western Sydney disclosed domestic violence when asked...

Pregnancy problems are leading global killer of ​​females aged 15 to 19

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The Guardian, Tuesday 16 May 2017 14.01 AEST Pregnancy complications are the leading cause of death globally among females aged 15-19, with self-harm in second place, a global study has found. More than 1.2 million female and male adolescents die annually, the World Health roaOrganization (WHO) report said – the majority from preventable causes including mental health issues, poor nutrition...

Pregnancy outcome statistics (SA)

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Pregnancy Outcome Unit, SA Health: November 2016 The Pregnancy Outcome Unit undertakes statewide monitoring of pregnancy characteristics and outcomes to identify population groups most at risk and determine preventive interventions. This is undertaken through data collections. Each year, the Pregnancy Outcome Unit publishes two annual reports. Pregnancy Outcome in South Australia provides annual...

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