Women on Accutane need better contraceptive knowledge

February 11, 2015 8:42 PM

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Women who take the acne drug isotretinoin (Accutane) must pledge to prevent pregnancy but often they lack thorough, accurate information about birth control methods, according to a new study.

For many young women with severe acne, this is their first real exposure to birth control education, and they aren’t getting the information they need, said senior study author Dr. Eleanor B. Schwarz of the University of California, Davis.

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