A recent study evaluated the role of metformin in causing birth defects, but when the men are prescribed metformin. This obstetrics study evaluates the role of the partner in risk for birth defects. Does the study change practice? Listen as host Geoff Wall discusses how pregnancy involves both partners.
Emerging data suggest that male metformin use during sperm development may increase the risk of birth defects, specifically among baby boys.
00:00 - Introduction
01:23 - Metformin Use in Males & Birth Defects
12:29 - The GameChanger
17:29 - Discussing Risk with Patients
19:39 - Closing Remarks
Geoff Wall, PharmD., BCPS, FCCP, CGP
Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Drake University
Internal Medicine/Critical Care, UnityPoint Health
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Initial release date: 05/16/2022
Expiration date: 05/16/2023
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