Fetal health: Large study shows the pill is safe

There are no adverse effects of fetal exposure to contraceptive hormones during early pregnancy, a large study confirms.

Researchers analysed Danish registry data on 880,694 live births between 1997 and 2011 and found no significantly increased risk of major birth defects associated with oral contraceptive use.

In analyses adjusted for maternal age, smoking, health status, medication use,

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