The browser you are using is not currently supported for the new www. Please consider upgrading your browser or switching to Google Chrome. No such study had ever been conducted among Amish women. By comparing the results of a study of such a culturally distinct group of women with the results of other studies, it was hoped that the reasons for low birth weight and premature births would become clearer. Using a questionnaire on health and pregnancy customized to accommodate the Amish culture, our team conducted, first, in-person depth interviews with Amish women of childbearing age, and, second, follow-up interviews with women who had participated in the first study. We then examined the data to determine pregnancy outcomes among this group, and compared the data to available information on pregnancy outcomes in the general population. Because Amish women generally live in rural areas, and often do not receive sophisticated medical and prenatal care, our hypothesis was that Amish women would have higher rates of poor pregnancy outcomes than non-Amish women. However, our study found that Amish women have better pregnancy outcomes than women in the general population. Questionnaire and Depth Interviews: In order to best capture the data, the Center designed a questionnaire to facilitate in-person depth interviews, both because of the sensitive nature of the topic and because the Amish do not have telephones.
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He cited an article published in the Washington Post in , which reported a drug bust in a rural community, involving two young men. The other defendant was Abner King Stoltzfus, 23, who was of no relation. The sect, sometimes called the Pennsylvania Dutch, are a group of traditionalist Protestant church fellowships with Swiss origins. The Amish are a group of people who follow the teachings of Jacob Ammann, a 17th-century citizen of Switzerland. The Amish, most of whom live in the United States, follow simple customs and refuse to take oaths, vote, or perform military service. They shun modern technology and conveniences.
It's a story that has shocked an Amish community in Wisconsin, as a family full of secrets has been exposed. Now, two brothers are paying the price for sexually abusing their sister. And another thirteen family members may also be guilty of sexually abusing the young woman for more than a decade. Mary Byler spent years full of fear and remained silent regarding the abuse until she left the Amish community in February and went to police with her story. Mary says she was sexually assaulted by her brother, Johnny more than times. She says she would lock herself in her room to escape, but he would pry the hinges off the door. Mary faced her brothers in court saying, "from the time I was eight and as far as I can remember until I was fourteen, you raped me. You went through extreme measures to rape. I was never safe from you until now.
If you are being blocked from reading Subscriber Exclusive content, first confirm you are logged in using the account with which you subscribed. If you are still experiencing issues, please describe the problem below and we will be happy to assist you. State police in Lancaster County are searching for a man who exposed himself to six Amish women in three separate incidents earlier this week. The incidents took place in Sadsbury and Bart townships on Monday between p. The description of the suspect was similar in each case, according to news releases from the police. In each case, the women, ages 13 to 58, said the man exposed himself as they were traveling through the area in their horse and buggy, police said. The suspect was described as white, in his early 20s, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, with a thin build and short hair or buzz cut hair.