Teen Pregnancy Rates Down In Kern But Still Top California Counties
In other women's health news, new research connects pregnancy complication pre-eclampsia to eye problems later in life.
The Bakersfield Californian:
Kern Teen Birth Rates Down, But Still Lead State
Teen pregnancy rates in Kern County have dropped by more than 60 percent over two decades but still trend roughly twice the state average, according to data released Tuesday by the Kern County Department of Public Health. Despite the decline, Kern County maintains the highest teen birth rate statewide. Those rates have dropped from 102 births per 1,000 teens ages 15 to 19 in 1994 to fewer than 41 births per 1,000 teens in 2014, the latest year for which data is available. The state average is about 21 births per 1,000 teens. (Pierce, 1/3)
The New York Times:
Pregnancy Complication Tied To Eye Problems Later In Life
Pre-eclampsia — the pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure and potential organ damage — is linked to eye problems in the mother later in life, new research has found. (Nicholas Bakalar, 1/3)