Blog Post Highlights Studies Examining Impact Of Climate On Reproductive, Maternal Health

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Climate Change and Women’s Health: New Studies Find Overlooked Links
Antony Martel, an intern with the Environmental Change and Security Program at the Wilson Center, discusses a study published in Nature on the impact of climate change on fertility and reproductive health. Martel writes, “Climate and reproductive health intersect to influence nutrition, food security, resource scarcity, and income, as well as patterns of time use and physical labor.” Martel also discusses a study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health on how heat exposure affects maternal health, and writes, “the authors determined that exposure to unusually hot temperatures can lead to changes in length of gestation, birth weight, stillbirth rates, and neonatal stress” (9/19).