Ehrenthal published in Maternal and Child Health Journal

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Deborah Ehrenthal
Congratulations to UW Ob-Gyn Division of Reproductive and Population Health Director Deborah Ehrenthal, MD! Ehrenthal authored an article published in the Maternal and Child Health Journal.

Intimate Partner Violence Screening in the Prenatal Period: Variation by State, Insurance, and Patient Characteristics” examined PRAMS data to measure the proportion of women screened for intimate partner violence (IPV) during prenatal care and assess the predictors of prenatal IPV screening. Screening during this time is crucial, as:

Missed opportunities to provide support and resources to women experiencing IPV can have critical consequences for mothers and infants; prenatal IPV is associated, among other outcomes, with increased risk of preterm births and low birthweight and, among mothers, substance abuse and depression, as well as maternal morbidity and mortality.”

Read the whole article here