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Thu Nov 25, 2021, 03:24 PM

Murder Is A Leading Cause Of Death In Pregnancy In The US

A woman in Houston who showed an ultrasound to her boyfriend, a mother of five who was carrying a sixth child, and a pregnant woman coming home from a baby shower were all recent victims of homicide, a top cause of death for pregnant people in the US.

Pregnant people are more than twice as likely to be murdered during pregnancy and immediately after giving birth than to die from any other cause, according to a nationwide death certificate study. Homicide far exceeds obstetric causes of death during pregnancy, such as hemorrhage, hypertension, or infection.

Nationwide, there were around 10,000 homicides reported last year, according to FBI statistics, and only 1 in 5 victims were female. But pregnant women face a risk of being murdered 16% higher than women the same age who are not pregnant, the recently released Obstetrics & Gynecology journal study concludes. (The paper focused on people identified as female based on their death certificate.)

This new nationwide analysis was enabled by a change in how death certificates are recorded. As of 2017, certificates in all states now have a checkbox for “pregnancy.”

Investigators looked at all deaths among women ages 10 to 44 held in a federal database from 2018 and 2019. They found 273 homicides of pregnant women, which make up almost 6% of all murdered women in the US. Most of them were shot at home; guns were involved in 7 out of 10 such homicides, an increase from past decades.

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/danvergano/pregnant-murder-statistics-cause-of-death

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Jilly_in_VA Nov 2021 OP
The Magistrate Nov 2021 #1
underpants Nov 2021 #2
Pacifist Patriot Nov 2021 #6
Retired Engineer Bob Nov 2021 #3
Maru Kitteh Nov 2021 #4
cinematicdiversions Nov 2021 #5
Maru Kitteh Nov 2021 #7
smirkymonkey Nov 2021 #8

Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 03:28 PM

1. Most Old 'Murdered Sweetheart' Ballads, Ma'am, Are Based On Killings Of This Sort

It's awful to see the practice continuing.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 04:42 PM

2. I had no idea.

Wow.

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Response to underpants (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 05:43 PM

6. Same

Wow indeed 😭

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 04:44 PM

3. Thanks for bringing this to my attention

Our wonderful guns make so much easier.



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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 04:52 PM

4. Because this country does NOT care about the bodies or lives of women.

The body, the life, of a woman is not worth much in this culture.

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 05:01 PM

5. Are you kidding? If you run over a woman with a car your bail can be as high as a Thousand dollars.

 

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Fri Nov 26, 2021, 09:24 AM

7. Kicking this again.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Fri Nov 26, 2021, 09:42 AM

8. K&R

 

Another depressing statistic to add to add to an already depressing holiday.

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