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Anti-Anxiety Medications before Conception Linked with Ectopic Pregnancy

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In a cohort study, published in Human Reproduction, ectopic pregnancy was associated with benzodiazepine use before conceiving a child.

The risk of ectopic pregnancy was about 50% higher among women taking benzodiazepines in the 90 days before conception (RR 1.47, 95% CI 1.32-1.63), reported researchers. Benzodiazepine use among women with an anxiety diagnosis in the 9 months prior to conception was also tied to increased risk.

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