Hormonal birth control linked to risk of gestational diabetes

“This study provides evidence that hormonal contraceptive methods may increase a woman’s risk for GDM (gestational diabetes) in her following pregnancy, even after adjusting for maternal age, race, education and income level, marital status, Medicaid status at delivery, and type of prenatal care received,” the researchers wrote in the study, released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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