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The hazards of reproduction in space.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8638459     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
NASA Medical Standards for space flight (JSC 11570) specifically disqualify any flight crew member who is pregnant. A variety of factors led to this recommendation including the effects of radiation exposure on fetal development. Additionally, other concerns such as toxic chemical exposure, microgravity, pregnancy accidents, plus alterations in breathing gas mixtures and decompression preclude pregnant flight crew members from missions in the foreseeable future. The future of space travel will require reproduction beyond the confines of earth's environment. This makes it all the more necessary to identify the potential hazards associated with reproduction in space.
R Sullivan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica     Volume:  75     ISSN:  0001-6349     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Publication Date:  1996 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-07-08     Completed Date:  1996-07-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370343     Medline TA:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  372-7     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Department of Physiology, University College London, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Aerospace Medicine*
Decompression Sickness / complications
Embryonic and Fetal Development / physiology
Motion Sickness / complications
Pregnancy Complications / etiology*,  prevention & control
Pregnancy Outcome
Risk Factors
Space Flight*

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