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Healthcare Providers Caring for Reproductive-Age Women

Summary

  • It is important for women and their partners to plan their pregnancies in the context of the Zika outbreak. Healthcare providers should discuss reproductive life plans, including pregnancy intentions and timing of pregnancy with women of reproductive age.
  • Women and men with possible exposure to Zika and who experience symptoms of Zika should be tested.
  • Zika virus testing is not recommended for asymptomatic couples interested in attempting conception in which one or both partners has had possible exposure to Zika virus.
  • CDC recommends women and men diagnosed with Zika or who have possible exposure to Zika through sex or travel wait before trying to conceive.

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Preconception

World map showing all countries and territories with risk of Zika

See recommended timeframes for waiting to conceive by geographic location.

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Counseling Materials

Zika preconception counseling

Use these materials when counseling patients.
 
 
 

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Counseling Materials

Zika preconception counseling

Use these materials when counseling patients.

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Contraception Access

Zika contraception guidance

Helping women who want to delay or avoid pregnancy during the Zika outbreak can reduce Zika-related outcomes.

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