McGarvey addresses schistosomiasis

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Schistosoma japonicum, a parasite that causes schistosomiasis, also known as bilharzia, is causing infection rates that may be endemic in 28 of the 80 provinces in the Philippines. PSTC Associate and Professor of Epidemiology and Anthropology Stephen McGarvey has coauthored an article on the distribution of the infection in the Philippines. The study attempts to pinpoint the most efficient distribution of parasitic disease control resources and concludes that a spatially targeted approach is warranted to combat the spread of infection. Read more...

(Distributed December 18, 2014)

Hogan and Short on fertility and disability

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University]  Women with and without disabilities often have similar attitudes toward motherhood. PSTC Associates Dennis Hogan, Professor of Population Studies, and Susan Short, Professor of Sociology, have published “Planning for Motherhood: Fertility Attitudes, Desires And Intentions Among Women with Disabilities,” in the December issue of Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. The article discusses the relationship between disability, motherhood attitudes, and fertility intentions.

(Distributed December 10, 2014)
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