University of Wisconsin–Madison

Supporting Contextualized Resilience as a Buffer to Structural Violence and a Bridge to Healthier Birth Outcomes

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2021
Level National
State(s) All States
Policy Areas Children & Families, Health
Structural violence reduces health outcomes through systemic stratification along race, class, and gender. People exposed to more structural violence are disproportionately likely to experience preterm birth. This report illustrates the role of structural violence in creating adverse prenatal conditions, and introduces policy measures to address health issues associated with preterm birth.

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