Pregnant woman with heart hands, via Mateus Campos Felipe

Police contact correlates with preterm birth disparities, University of Minnesota study finds

via Ava Kian of MinnPost.

We found that police contact is associated with increased risk for preterm birth for Black and white pregnant persons. But since the frequency of contact is racialized, what I mean by that is like, if you’re living in a Black neighborhood, you’re more likely to be exposed to the risks that would make you get sick.

Tongtan (Bert) Chantarat, PhD, MPH