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Tasha N. Dubriwny; Kristan Poirot – Communication Education, 2024
As rhetorical scholars who regularly teach Communication and Women's/Gender Studies courses at a politically conservative university in the United States, Tasha N. Dubriwny and Kristan Poirot are keenly aware of the ways "Dobbs" has made abortion an all-too-relevant yet equally "dangerous" topic form any gender and/or health…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Pregnancy, Rhetoric, Federal Regulation
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Shreya Singh; Cecilia Cerja; Catherine Helen Palczewski – Communication Education, 2024
Long before the Dobbs decision, abortion was a fraught topic in communication classes. Post-Dobbs, the disincentives to discussing abortion intensified as a slew of state legislative actions-imposed restrictions not only on abortion access, but also on anything that might be construed as support for abortion. The purpose with this essay is to…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Pregnancy, College Faculty, State Legislation
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Zhengjie Luo; Chunqiang Yang; Tingting Cai; Jing Li; Yanru Liu; Binbin Li; Xiaoming Zhang – Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2024
A meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the possible association between maternal alcohol drinking during pregnancy and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in offspring. Twelve datasets from five observational studies were included. Results showed that maternal alcohol drinking during pregnancy was not independently associated with ASD (risk ratio:…
Descriptors: Drinking, Mothers, Pregnancy, Prenatal Influences
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Manjarres-Posada, Natalia Isabel; Benavides-Torres, Raquel A.; Pérez Baleón, Guadalupe Fabiola; Urrutia Soto, María Teresa; Onofre-Rodríguez, Dora Julia; Barbosa-Martínez, Rosalva del Carmen; Márquez-Vega, María Aracely – SAGE Open, 2022
Repeat adolescent pregnancy is a public health problem worldwide. Different interventions aimed at increasing the use of contraception and preventing repeat pregnancies have been implemented and their effectiveness has been evaluated. This systematic review evaluates the results of the efficacy of diverse interventions for contraceptive use and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Pregnancy, Adolescents, Prevention
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Michele L. Ybarra; Elizabeth Saewyc; Margaret Rosario; Shira Dunsiger – Prevention Science, 2023
This study aims to investigate whether Girl2Girl, a text messaging-based pregnancy prevention program for cisgender LGB+ girls, had different effects on subgroups based on age, sexual identity, and experience with penile-vaginal sex. A total of 948 girls, 14-18 years old, were recruited nationally via social media and enrolled over the telephone.…
Descriptors: High School Students, Females, LGBTQ People, Contraception
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Silvia López-Alvarado; Jessica Castillo-Nuñez; Ana Cevallos-Neira; Nancy Arpi-Becerra; Elena Jerves-Hermida – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2024
Teenage pregnancy is a phenomenon that causes concern due to its consequences. In this context, sex education has been considered as a good means of prevention. However, while teenage pregnancy prevails, sex education perspectives from the voices of teenage fathers and mothers remain under-explored. This qualitative study aimed at exploring sex…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Adults, Early Parenthood, Pregnancy
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Sarah A Carter; Jane C Lin; Ting Chow; Mayra P Martinez; Jasmin M Alves; Klara R Feldman; Chunyuan Qiu; Kathleen A Page; Rob McConnell; Anny H Xiang – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2024
Early intervention can reduce disability in children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Screening for autism spectrum disorder in young children identifies those at increased likelihood of diagnosis who may need further support. This study assessed in "utero" exposure to maternal obesity and diabetes and offspring performance on…
Descriptors: Obesity, Diabetes, Mothers, Pregnancy
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Whitely, Aleesha; Shandley, Kerrie; Huynh, Minh; Brown, Christine M.; Austin, David W.; Bhowmik, Jahar – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2022
A succession of interconnected environmental factors is believed to contribute substantially to the development of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This exploratory study therefore aims to identify potential risk factors for ASD that are associated with pregnancy, birth and infant feeding. Demographic and health-related data on children aged…
Descriptors: Pregnancy, Birth, Infants, Nutrition
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Carter, Sarah A.; Lin, Jane C.; Chow, Ting; Yu, Xin; Rahman, Md Mostafijur; Martinez, Mayra P.; Feldman, Klara; Eckel, Sandrah P.; Chen, Jiu-Chiuan; Chen, Zhanghua; Levitt, Pat; Lurmann, Frederick W.; McConnell, Rob; Xiang, Anny H. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2023
Gastrointestinal disturbances (GIDs) are relatively common in children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This study assessed associations between maternal obesity, diabetes, preeclampsia, and asthma and likelihood of ASD with GIDs. This retrospective cohort study included 308,536 mother-child pairs of singletons born between 2001 and…
Descriptors: Mothers, Pregnancy, Obesity, Diabetes
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Begun, Stephanie; Barman-Adhikari, Anamika; Greenblatt, Andrea; Sahajpal, Priyanka; Campbell, Delaney; Cooke, Krysta; Rice, Eric – Youth & Society, 2023
Building upon literature that considers social network influences on health attitudes and behaviors among youth experiencing homelessness, this study assessed associations regarding social norms of pregnancy, perceived by youth experiencing homelessness (ages 13-25; N = 304) as endorsed by their network members, and youths' pregnancy attitudes.…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Youth, Young Adults, Pregnancy
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Xiaomeng Wang; Zhengbao Ling; Tengfei Luo; Qiao Zhou; Guihu Zhao; Bin Li; Kun Xia; Jinchen Li – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2024
Genetic factors, particularly, de novo variants (DNV), and an environment factor, exposure to pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH), were reported to be associated with risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD); however, how they jointly affect the severity of ASD symptom is unclear. We assessed the severity of core ASD symptoms affected by functional…
Descriptors: Severity (of Disability), Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Autism Spectrum Disorders, Genetics
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Athena Ip; Sally Kendall; Ali Jabeen; Scott Watkin; Anna Cox – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2024
Background: With the right support, people with learning disabilities can be 'good enough' parents (Coren et al., 2011; Murphy & Feldman, 2002). Parenting programmes exist to support parents and are made accessible for people with learning disabilities who are expecting a baby, but evaluation of the benefit of these interventions is poor due…
Descriptors: Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Self Efficacy, Child Rearing
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Zahra Abadi Marzoni; Fatemeh Bakouei; Molood Aghajani Delavar; Angela Hamidia; Mahdi Sepidarkish – Health Education Research, 2024
This quasi-experimental study aimed to assess the impact of a midwife-led psycho-education intervention on reducing fear of childbirth (FOC) and perceived stress (PS) in pregnant women. The present study involved 96 pregnant women. The intervention group received three 30-45 min telephone sessions using 'BELIEF' (Birth Emotion-Looking to Improve…
Descriptors: Allied Health Personnel, Intervention, Fear, Pregnancy
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Kelmanson, Igor A. – Early Child Development and Care, 2022
The study was aimed to explore the values of maternal-fetal attachment (MFA) at different stages of pregnancy using Maternal Antenatal Attachment Scale (MAAS) with the construction of reference percentile curves and to examine possible associations between the measures of MFA and major demographic and obstetric characteristics. The study covered…
Descriptors: Mothers, Embryology, Attachment Behavior, Pregnancy
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Lieberman, Lisa D.; Goldfarb, Eva S. – Health Education & Behavior, 2022
The overturning of "Roe v. Wade" and the increasing assaults on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ+) rights in legislatures across the country have put our sexual and reproductive health in peril. They are likely also bellwethers of more to come. While a full reckoning of the repercussions from these attacks will not be…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Sex Education, Public Health, Pregnancy
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