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Letters Obstetric history and risk of stroke

Infertility, recurrent pregnancy loss, and risk of stroke: engage people with lived experience for more sensitive communication

BMJ 2022; 379 doi: (Published 23 November 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;379:o2821
  1. Paula Quigley, chair of board1 on behalf of the International Stillbirth Alliance, Red Nose, and the Pink Elephants Support Network
  1. 1International Stillbirth Alliance, 114 Myrtle Avenue, Milburn, NJ, USA
  1. chair{at}

The research article by Liang and colleagues reported on increased risk of ischaemic or haemorrhagic stroke in women with a history of infertility, miscarriages, and stillbirths.1 While the findings are intended to be used by health professionals for appropriate monitoring and action for women at risk, the media coverage generated by the study has led to distress and heightened anxiety for some …

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