Assembly member González-Rojas expands reproductive health education with new legislation


On July 16, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation sponsored by Assembly member Jessica González-Rojas allowing the New York State Department of Health to educate and provide treatment options regarding preeclampsia. 

Preeclampsia is caused by high blood pressure after the 20th week of pregnancy. If it goes untreated or undetected, it can lead to organ damage, strokes, seizures, premature birth and death. However, in many cases, preeclampsia is preventable or can be detected early.