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Sex of children born after oral contraceptive use.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12308929     Owner:  PIP     Status:  MEDLINE    
Recent studies have concluded that there are no differences in birth or sex ratios related to use, duration of use or interval between discontinuation and conception in oral contraceptive users. Pills do not have an adverse effect on the pregnancies of women who have taken them or on the babies born to them, even when pill usage was discontinued within 2 months of conception. Twinning occurs twice as often among women who have used oral contraceptives. It seems that hormonal use prior to pregnancy will not cause increased chromosomal or congenital abnormalities. The use of hormones during pregnancy, though, may cause such abnormalities. For this reason, hormonal contraceptives should not be used to treat threatened abortion or to determine pregnancy. Women who become pregnant while taking oral contraceptives should be warned of the possible risk.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Family planning information service     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0155-2449     ISO Abbreviation:  Fam Plann Inf Serv     Publication Date:  1978 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-01-08     Completed Date:  1980-01-08     Revised Date:  2014-07-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8204496     Medline TA:  Fam Plann Inf Serv     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  16     Citation Subset:  J    
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MeSH Terms
Chromosome Aberrations*
Congenital Abnormalities*
Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities
Contraceptives, Oral*
Family Planning Services
Pregnancy Complications
Sex Ratio
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contraceptives, Oral

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