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Ma R. Pill use before or during pregnancy does not raise risk of birth defects. Practitioner 2016;260(1790):5

Pill use before or during pregnancy does not raise risk of birth defects

22 Feb 2016Registered users

A study, using data from the Danish Medical Birth Register, confirms that oral contraceptive use does not significantly increase the risk of birth defects, whether just before or after the onset of pregnancy. The exposure to exogenous oestrogens is therefore unlikely to cause major birth defects in the developing fetus.

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