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maternal health

Global health
Study compares HIV risk among three common methods of contraception
Published June 13, 2019
ECHO trial in eastern and southern Africa shows high incidence of HIV infection among study participants despite extensive HIV prevention counseling
Incarcerated Women
Landmark study compiles data on pregnant women in prisons
Published April 11, 2019
Groundbreaking study calculates prevalence of pregnancy in prisons and tracks health outcomes of incarcerated mothers and their babies
Maternal health
Mother's death brings attention to racial health disparities
Published Feb 26, 2019
Bloomberg School alum Shalon Irving died in 2017 of complications from high blood pressure three weeks after giving birth
Maternal health
Delivery method associated with pelvic floor disorders after childbirth
Published Jan 10, 2019
Study shows some childbirth methods, including vacuum-assisted delivery, are associated with higher risk of pelvic floor disorders
Maternal health
Simple steps to safer births for moms, babies
Published Dec 20, 2018
Training midwives, nurses in the facilities where they deliver babies—instead of off-site locations—improves health outcomes in parts of Africa, Jhpiego study shows
Virginia Apgar gets a Google doodle
Published June 7, 2018
Hopkins alum developed the Apgar Score, an assessment that has helped save countless newborn babies around the world
Global health
Talk to your spouse, improve your health?
Published March 29, 2018
Better communication between spouses in Mali linked to better health outcomes, new research suggests
Photo feature
Zika's other children
Published Oct 12, 2017
A powerful look at the families—and siblings—who carry the weight of Brazil's Zika epidemic
Male circumcision boosts women's health
Published Oct 10, 2017
Procedure shown to reduce transmission of HIV, other sexually transmitted diseases
Nurturing 'Family Spirit'
Published Sept 25, 2017
Home-visit program launched by Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health strengthens bonds in tribal communities