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Intimate-Partner Violence Is Responsible for Many Pregnancy-Associated Homicides


Objective: To determine the frequency of pregnancy-associated homicides, to estimate the percent of those homicides performed by a current or former intimate partner, and to determine if there were any risk factors associated with these deaths. Design: Retrospective review done over a 16-year period. Methods: During this time, public records in the state of Maryland were reviewed to identify pregnancy-associated deaths. Information was obtained regarding ethnicity, age, educational more...
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