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August 23/30, 2006

Birth Spacing and Adverse Perinatal Outcomes

JAMA. 2006;296(8):929-930. doi:10.1001/jama.296.8.929-a

To the Editor: In their meta-analysis on birth spacing and risk of adverse perinatal outcomes, Dr Conde-Agudelo and colleagues1 found a significant association between short and long interpregnancy intervals and adverse perinatal outcomes. They suggest that health care personnel should provide family planning based on these data, advising women to wait 2 to 5 years before conceiving again.

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