Study shows women’s risk of miscarriage linked to several workplace hazards | Health
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In a 2010-2019 information analysis of more than 1.8 million employed and unemployed pregnant women in South Korea, certain jobs were associated with a higher risk of miscarriage and stillbirth. than.
For the study published in the Journal of Occupational Health, investigators calculated the risk for three adverse outcomes: early abortion outcomes (miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, and ectopic pregnancy), stillbirths and non-live births (fetuses with no subsequent live birth records, including early miscarriage and stillbirth outcomes).
Overall, pregnancy rates of 18.0%, 0.7%, and 39.8% resulted in early miscarriage, stillbirth, and no live birth, respectively. The risk of early miscarriage and stillbirth among unemployed women is higher than among employed women, while the rate of not having a live birth is higher among working women.
Women in the health and social work professions are most at risk of not having a live child. A higher risk of no live births was also observed in the manufacturing, wholesale/retail trade, education, and public/social/personal service professions. Production jobs and medical/social jobs were associated with a higher risk of early abortion than finance and insurance jobs.
“The good news is that Korea’s Ministry of Labor and Employment is currently amending the Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance Act to cover all miscarriages among pregnant female workers. contributed to the amendment of this Act, as we presented the corresponding author Jung-won Yoon, MD, of the National Medical Center in Seoul.
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