Study explores pregnancy risks for As...

Study explores pregnancy risks for Asian-white couples

There are 27 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Oct 2, 2008, titled Study explores pregnancy risks for Asian-white couples. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

A new study from Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and the Stanford University School of Medicine finds that Asian-white couples face pregnancy risks that can vary depending on which parent is Asian.

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sowhat

Chicago, IL

#1 Oct 2, 2008
Where is Trice's take that Blacks were left out? And how do their anatomies differ from the stereotypical Asian ones? Does it matter if it is a Central Asian, Indian subcontinent, southeast Asian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or islander? What if you have a white mother who is less than 5 feet tall and under 100 pounds, prepregnancy? Dr. Gyno wants to know.
Bob of Omaha

Omaha, NE

#2 Oct 2, 2008
who cares!
Neal and Bob

Oak Park, IL

#3 Oct 2, 2008
Will this affect Jon and Kate? That show is great!
wow

Studio City, CA

#4 Oct 2, 2008
Bob of Omaha wrote:
who cares!
If you didn't care why did you take the time to look at the article, then take them time to post about it.
W-T-F

San Jose, CA

#7 Oct 2, 2008
infinitus wrote:
Can you imagine a couple of a 6 ft.white guy and a 5 ft. asian woman facing a child-birth ? What a risk they would be taken !
The child will be big and the asian woman with small pelvis would not be able to deliver it normally.
I have a friend who is 6'2" of eastern European descent married to a 4'10" pure Japanese descent.

Natural for all five of the kids, not one of which is as big as Dad.
Parishilton

Gwynn Oak, MD

#9 Oct 2, 2008
In the last 20 years I have seen more white men in America with Asian women than Asian men with Asian women. When I see a Asian man with a Asian women and they look Romantic I'm overjoyed because I thought the latter was getting to be an endangered species. This is only in Chicago where I live. Don't know about other parts of the country. On Asian blogs, I see them complaining about this interracial mix of White man with Asian women. They are not so vocal but they don't like it.
KLM

Chesterfield, MO

#10 Oct 2, 2008
What does "Asian" mean? How in the world am I supposed to know which cultures is referring? Surprise, surprise - there's a variance in physical make-up from Asian culture to Asian culture.
DKO

Chicago, IL

#13 Oct 2, 2008
Parishilton wrote:
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Look, your antrhopologist have it wrong. India is not Asian. Okay! Mongoloids are: Japenese, Burmanese, Chinese, Cambodians, Vietnamese, Indo-Chinese, Koreans, Thailander's, and whereever these people decended. Phillipines and Hawians are in this group as are some Fuji islanders. There is a mixure of African and Asian in some of these groups. Many Africans are mixed with India people. However, your European thinkers who think they know ever thing think they have the God giving right to classify race. Native Australians are black; some Native North/South American Indians are mixed with African; Fuji's, Hawains, Phillipino's, Cambodians, Burmese. What you white people fail to include in your stupid no it all analysis is Life/RAce originated from AFrica. GEt it Mr. W. Man? U see African features in all of Mankind. Okay Mr. Know it all's. How can you call an Indian Asian when the over half the continent is Black. I couldn't tell a Somalian from a Indian. Boy, I can't
I have no idea what you just said
Frank

Bayonne, NJ

#14 Oct 2, 2008
Mr Pragmatic wrote:
So I guess by this logic, an Asian girl getting impregnated by a big old black guy would have the highest chance of a C-section.
No saying that would be racist! LOL
Chi Town Teacher

San Jose, CA

#17 Oct 2, 2008
Parishilton wrote:
In the last 20 years I have seen more white men in America with Asian women than Asian men with Asian women. When I see a Asian man with a Asian women and they look Romantic I'm overjoyed because I thought the latter was getting to be an endangered species. This is only in Chicago where I live. Don't know about other parts of the country. On Asian blogs, I see them complaining about this interracial mix of White man with Asian women. They are not so vocal but they don't like it.
The statistics I have read are that Asian women and white men are far more the rule that vice-versa. In fact the two groups with the lowest rates of interracial marriage are Asian men and African American women. For African Americans, the men tend to marry outside of their race much more frequently than African American women. In turn these groups tend not to favor interracial marriages as much as other groups. It is very interesting and since I am a history teacher I have wondered why this disparity exists.
stevie spermatozoa

Chicago, IL

#19 Oct 2, 2008
Chi Town Teacher wrote:
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The statistics I have read are that Asian women and white men are far more the rule that vice-versa. In fact the two groups with the lowest rates of interracial marriage are Asian men and African American women. For African Americans, the men tend to marry outside of their race much more frequently than African American women. In turn these groups tend not to favor interracial marriages as much as other groups. It is very interesting and since I am a history teacher I have wondered why this disparity exists.
That's because they like to love you long time.
sowhat

Chicago, IL

#21 Oct 2, 2008
Parishilton wrote:
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Look, your antrhopologist have it wrong. India is not Asian.
India is in Asia, and all their news broadcasts on WorldView say they are South Asian.

Asian does not equal Mongoloid. The latter term wasn't used in the article, Paris.
sowhat

Chicago, IL

#22 Oct 2, 2008
Parishilton wrote:
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Look, your antrhopologist
By the way, my spellchecker indicates that you can't spell anthropologist. This puts a question into the value of your intellectual discourse.
Observer

Chicago, IL

#23 Oct 2, 2008
I don't blame Asian males for being concerned about Asian females marrying non-Asians. Asian women, in particular Japanese and Indian women, are truly gorgeous. It is not just that they look exotic but there are so many of them!
White M in IL

South Charleston, OH

#24 Oct 2, 2008
Parishilton wrote:
In the last 20 years I have seen more white men in America with Asian women than Asian men with Asian women. When I see a Asian man with a Asian women and they look Romantic I'm overjoyed because I thought the latter was getting to be an endangered species. This is only in Chicago where I live. Don't know about other parts of the country. On Asian blogs, I see them complaining about this interracial mix of White man with Asian women. They are not so vocal but they don't like it.
What a drag. In shape Asian, women are sexiest women of all! In shape Dark Black, women are second sexiest. Bad part is: I'm not real crazy about kids.
Tom

United States

#25 Oct 2, 2008
sowhat wrote:
<quoted text>India is in Asia, and all their news broadcasts on WorldView say they are South Asian.
Asian does not equal Mongoloid. The latter term wasn't used in the article, Paris.
When I took my human osteology class, we learned that while the people of the Indian subcontinent are considered to be Asian in cultural anthropology, genetically and skeletally they were 'caucasian.' I would imagine that for the purposes of a study like this, Indian subcontinental people would be 'white.'

Socially, race is a modern construct and functionally meaningless anyway. The only people who see a difference between races are the racists (whether they know they're racist or not).
Jose Maria Sanchez

United States

#26 Oct 2, 2008
W-T-F wrote:
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I have a friend who is 6'2" of eastern European descent married to a 4'10" pure Japanese descent.
Natural for all five of the kids, not one of which is as big as Dad.
That's because an asian "Jody" was doing all the boinking, not the communist.
Mark N

Grayslake, IL

#27 Oct 2, 2008
Did you see the new commercial for NorthShore University HealthSystem(aka Evanston Hospital)? They are terrible, as well as insulting to the intelligence of anyone with an IQ above 35.
In one, they pretend to chronicle women going into labor over the past 100 years. Different periods in time are represented (1890's, 1920's, 1960's and 2008. All the couples are white, except for 2008. In that, the husband is white, and the wife is Asian.
I guess Evanston want to show every white man's fantasy.
dora the anchor baby

Schaumburg, IL

#29 Oct 3, 2008
Dispel the myth:
Yes, white men DO NOT have small "tools".
I've dated white, black and latino and let me tell you that white men are packing. Black and Latinos are packing too but the myth that white men have little "tools" is a lie. Some black men have small "tools" just as well as Latinos. But on average, white are no more smaller than Blacks or Latinos.
I haven't dated Asian and don't plan on it. Haven't seen an Asian tool but I assume they run the gamut like most men.
dora the anchor baby

Schaumburg, IL

#30 Oct 3, 2008
Parishilton wrote:
In the last 20 years I have seen more white men in America with Asian women than Asian men with Asian women. When I see a Asian man with a Asian women and they look Romantic I'm overjoyed because I thought the latter was getting to be an endangered species. This is only in Chicago where I live. Don't know about other parts of the country. On Asian blogs, I see them complaining about this interracial mix of White man with Asian women. They are not so vocal but they don't like it.
I read a survey from about 10 years ago on the pref. or choice of partners of women in the US. They polled Asian women, black women, white women and latinas.

Asian women 7x likely to date or marry outside of their race than any other women in the survey.

Latinas are second, then white women. Black women are least likely to date or marry outside of their race.

I think to update the study they should break down the Asian women compenent to India sub-continent women, Korean women, Japanese, Vietnamese, Chinese etc... From what I see here at my place of employment with a huge Chinese and Indian work population, Hindu women and/or muslim women (pakistanis) do not marry outside of their race. I've seen it once and the white guy/Hindu girl hid their relationship and subsequent marriage. Once she got pregnant, a lot of the Hindu women distants themselves from her.

And also they should break down the black women too. There is a racial pref among African women, afro-caribbean women and afro-european women. With these 3 different types of black women I would suspect their pref. to date/marry outside of their race is vastly different than of Black-American women.

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