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Temple Research Links Bacteria to Miscarriage

Building on her prior research in the area, Dr. Deborah Nelson, associate professor in epidemiology and biostatistics in Temple University’s College of Public Health, details the link between bacterial vaginosis and an increased risk of miscarriage in the latest edition of the Maternal Child Health.  As part of her research, Dr. Nelson recommends early screening of women and partners to prevent miscarriage.

Read an abstract of the study here.  

Dr. Nelson is also director of the Maternal and Child Health Wellness laboratory. She is a reproductive epidemiologist with over 15 years of NIH-funded research focusing on early pregnancy exposures among urban women and adverse pregnancy outcomes.