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Survey reveals poor public awareness of miscarriage

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h2533 (Published 12 May 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2533
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Many people mistakenly think that miscarriage is rare and that lifestyle factors during pregnancy are a common cause, show the results of a survey of US adults reported in Obstetrics & Gynecology.1

“Miscarriage is a traditionally taboo subject that is rarely discussed publicly,” explained the study’s lead author, Zev Williams, director of the Program for Early and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York. “We initiated this …

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