A new study published in the BMJ reports that oral contraceptives taken just before or during pregnancy do not increase the risk of birth defects. First author Brittany Charlton, instructor in pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital and a researcher in the Harvard Chan School Department of Epidemiology, explains how the study was conducted and why the results should reassure women and health care providers.
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Video by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.