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Monitoring outcomes of suicide attempts in pregnancy can better assess drug dangers
Date:9/17/2008

acknowledge there are limitations to the method including the fact that pregnant women who attempt suicide are younger and with lower average socioeconomic status than the general population, and they tend to combine excess medications with large amounts of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs they conclude that using the self-poisoning model for estimating human teratogenic risks of drugs is feasible and potentially beneficial.

They suggest that an international registry of self-poisoned pregnant women should be set up to enable more in-depth study of the effects of various doses of medication in pregnancy.


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