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U.S. Health Officials Divided Over Pregnancy Advice For American Women In Light Of Zika Virus

New York Times: Health Officials Split Over Advice on Pregnancy in Zika Areas
“As the Zika virus bears down on the United States, federal health officials are divided over a politically and ethically charged question: Should they advise American women to delay pregnancy in areas where the virus is circulating? … Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, described the internal debate as ‘a very long conversation.’ For now, ‘we do not have a recommendation to not become pregnant,’ Dr. Frieden said at a ‘Zika summit’ held recently at disease agency headquarters in Atlanta. ‘We do recommend access to contraception’…” (McNeil, 4/14).

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