Contraceptives don't affect children's risk of respiratory problems

03/21/2011 | U.S. News & World Report

Researchers said Norwegian women's use of birth control pills with combined estrogen and progestin before pregnancy was not linked to risks of asthma, lower respiratory tract infection or wheezing in children. But the study found women's intake of less commonly used progestin-only pills in the year before pregnancy was slightly linked to wheezing in offspring at ages 6 to 8 months.

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