Dr. Anna Palatnik Authors Paper in the American Journal of Perinatology

Dr. Anna Palatnik authors The Association of Paternal Race and Ethnicity with Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in a Contemporary U.S. Cohort in the Journal of Perinatology.

The objective of this study was to investigate the association between paternal race and ethnicity and several adverse pregnancy outcomes.

We found that paternal race and ethnicity has an independent association with adverse obstetric outcomes including preterm birth, low birth weight, low apgar score and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.

The pathway and the extent of the paternal racial influence are not fully understood and deserve additional research.