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What to know about precum and pregnancy

When not using a condom or other barrier method during sex, liquid from the penis can enter the vagina without either party knowing. People call this liquid “precum.” Semen can leak into this fluid, so it is possible to get pregnant from precum. Even with the best form of protection, it is always possible that… Read More »

Blood test can diagnose fetal genetic disorders early in pregnancy

Genetic disorders can be detected early in pregnancyNEIL BROMHALL/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY By Sam Wong A new test allows doctors to diagnose genetic disorders in fetuses early in pregnancy by sequencing small amounts of fetal DNA in the mother’s blood. Non-invasive prenatal tests are already available for chromosome disorders such as Down’s syndrome. Two years ago,… Read More »

Efavirenz in pregnancy is at least as safe as other antiretrovirals

The European Pregnancy and Paediatric HIV Cohort Collaboration includes data from 24,963 pregnancies ending in singleton live births between 2002 and 2015. Cohorts in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Ukraine and the United Kingdom provided data. In 1200 pregnancies (4.8%), the mother received efavirenz at the time… Read More »