Podcasts and Videos
A 2015 study found that during 2008–2012, on average, 3 in 10 women aged 15-44 years with private health insurance and 4 in 10 women with Medicaid filled a prescription for an opioid medicine (used to treat pain).
Watch Dr. Jennifer Lind, a CDC pharmacist, talk about a study that examined outpatient prescriptions filled for opioid medicines from a group of reproductive-aged women with public or private insurance in the United States. Medscape allows free unlimited access to materials after registration.
About 9 in 10 women take at least one medicine during pregnancy, and 7 in 10 take at least one prescription medicine.
Watch Dr. Cheryl Broussard, a health scientist at CDC, talk about the effects of taking medicine during pregnancy, which may include birth defects, pregnancy loss, prematurity, infant death, or developmental disabilities. Medscape allows free unlimited access to materials after registration.