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Fact Sheet: Infections in Pregnancy May Cause Early Deliveries and Infant Deaths (English)

Description:

Over fifty percent of infant deaths in Tarrant County are linked to infections during pregnancy. Those infections are most often sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). STDs can increase the risk for early labor, premature birth, and infant death. This fact sheet helps to inform pregnant women about what steps they can take to protect themselves and their babies.

Toolkit:

Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Child, Health Promotion and Health Education, Maternal Health, Screening, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)

Jurisdiction:

1,000,000 - 1,999,999

Institutional Author:

Tarrant County Public Health

Submitted:

03/29/2012

Modified:

03/29/2012

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