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Study Examines Black Women's Perceptions Of Prenatal Care

"Determinants of Inadequate Prenatal Care Utilization by African-American Women," Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved: The study examines the perceptions of black women's use of prenatal care services. Researchers interviewed 246 black women in Washington, D.C., during their postpartum hospitalizations at one of five area hospitals. Using the Kotelchuck Adequacy of Prenatal Care Utilization Index, researchers determined that 40% of the participants had received adequate prenatal care.

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Colorado Board Titles Ballot Proposal That Would Define Fetus As Person

The three-person Colorado Initiative Title Setting Review Board on Wednesday titled a ballot proposal that would define a fetus as a person and extend to it rights and protections under the state constitution, the Associated Press reports (Associated Press, 7/20). The group Colorado for Equal Rights, which is advocating for the proposal, must collect more than 76,000 signatures to put the measure on the statewide ballot.

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