Clinicians on the front line:
Focus on preconception folate counseling
This activity was produced by Haymarket Medical Education. It was sponsored by Boston University School of Medicine and supported by an educational grant from Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals.
Many pregnancies occur among women who use, or recently stopped using, oral contraceptives (OCs). This had led to the investigation of a novel strategy: adding folic acid to OCs. In this supplement 4 experts discuss neural tube defects (NTDs), supplementation with folic acid early in pregnancy, and strategies to ensure all reproductive-age women receive adequate folic acid.
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