Z-CAN: prevention of unintended pregnancy in an emergency setting

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Prevention of unintended pregnancy is a primary strategy to reduce adverse pregnancy and birth outcomes related to Zika virus infection. Infection during pregnancy, either through a mosquito bite or sex with an infected partner, increases the risk of the child developing congenital microcephaly and other fetal brain abnormalities, resulting in the birth of a child with severe disabilities that will necessitate lifelong care.

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Authors & affiliation: 
Marleen Temmerman & Cora Nally a Aga Khan University, Nairobi, Kenya b Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
Published In: 
Lancet Public Health. 2018 Jan 19. pii: S2468-2667(18)30005-7. doi: 10.1016/S2468-2667(18)30005-7.
Publication date: 
Friday, January 19, 2018