New Research on the Intersection of Pregnancy-Associated Deaths and Intimate Partner Violence

New research examines the three leading causes of pregnancy-associated deaths, describes evidence-based approaches and strategies for prevention and intervention, and makes recommendations for further research.

The research is published in the February 2021 Journal of Women’s Health Special Issue: Maternal Morbidity and Mortality.

The special issue provide a comprehensive review of relevant literature, including biological and physiological risk factors, external risk factors, social determinants of health, and proven and potential interventions.

Sabrina Matoff-Stepp, Ph.D., in HRSA’s Office of Planning, Analysis, and Evaluation and colleagues from NIH, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Virginia collaborated on the research.

Read the article published in the Special Issue.