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Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth

Dana-Ain Davis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479812271
eISBN:
9781479805662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479812271.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The premature birth rate in the United States has been persistently high among Black women for many decades. While most research on the topic of premature birth involves poor and low-income women, ... More


Reactive species can pose special problems needing special solutions: some examples

Barry Halliwell and John M.C. Gutteridge

in Free Radicals in Biology and Medicine

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198717478
eISBN:
9780191802133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717478.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

This chapter describes several situations in which free radicals/reactive species (RS) are especially problematic and require special protective mechanisms. The first is the gastrointestinal tract, ... More


Conclusion: An Eye to the Future

Amy Speier

in Fertility Holidays: IVF Tourism and the Reproduction of Whiteness

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479827664
eISBN:
9781479858996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479827664.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The children born via IVF using egg or sperm donors in the Czech Republic will have no access to their biological origins. I anticipate new social issues that will arise with this population of ... More


Failure to Thrive

Salisa Lewis, Barbara Niedbala, Diane Spear, and Shirley W. Ekvall

in Pediatric and Adult Nutrition in Chronic Diseases, Developmental Disabilities, and Hereditary Metabolic Disorders: Prevention, Assessment, and Treatment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199398911
eISBN:
9780199398942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199398911.003.0020
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses failure to thrive , including causes, (e.g., premature birth, undernutrition, biochemical abnormalities), factors to be considered in nutritional evaluation (e.g., medical ... More


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