Urban poverty is having an adverse impact on the health of mothers and children.
Comprehensive sexuality education is needed to equip young girls and boys with pregnancy prevention knowledge before they have sex.
Legalization and social acceptability of marijuana have contributed to a false perception that it’s safe to use in pregnancy. The truth is, there is no known safe level of prenatal marijuana exposure.
We found babies born to mothers who used cannabis during pregnancy were likely to weigh less and be born earlier. Our study adds to a growing body of evidence on this topic.