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Women Aren't Counseled to Use Birth Control When They Really Need It

This article is about a study that looked into if women had conversations with their doctors about birth control when taking medications that are teratogens. The study found that this conversation only occurs about 30% of the time. These medications can lead to serious birth defects in children.

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This article definitely relates to what we have been learning in class and in the textbook. It is interesting to consider planning for the future with contraceptives, or other ways, when a person is consuming a teratogen even if it would have no... more »This article definitely relates to what we have been learning in class and in the textbook. It is interesting to consider planning for the future with contraceptives, or other ways, when a person is consuming a teratogen even if it would have no negative impact at the present time. Would there be other ways to ensure women have this conversation with their doctor other than normalizing adolescent sexual health? 09-07-2018 5:17pm

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Why do you think that the doctors leave out this information when they give these women their birth control? In some cases they are legally obligated to alert the woman that what they are taking can have adverse effects on a pregnancy. Medications... more »Why do you think that the doctors leave out this information when they give these women their birth control? In some cases they are legally obligated to alert the woman that what they are taking can have adverse effects on a pregnancy. Medications like Accutane, which is for severe acne, require a pregnancy test before the dose begins so that the patient can be sure that they are putting nothing at risk 09-10-2018 7:19pm

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