International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Dissertation Chapters | Nursing | India | Volume 8 Issue 11, November 2019 | Rating: 6.7 / 10


Knowledge Regarding Effect of Teratogens on Fetus among Eligible Couple

Dakshayini.M.B


Abstract: A teratogen is any substance that is known to cause birth defects in humans. These substances promote birth defects by altering the actual environment within the womb, may result in fetal organ defects. Every woman has a 3-5 % risk of having a baby born with a birth defect. Some teratogens will increase that risk, depending upon when in the pregnancy a woman has the exposure, the dose and route of the exposure. Only safe course of action is to actively avoid known teratogens before and during pregnancy. Care during pregnancy for women has been known to be very important and the need for necessary steps to be taken is always stressed. The study was undertaken to assess the knowledge regarding effect of teratogens on fetus among eligible couple at selected community areas. The overall knowledge of the subjects in regards to effects of teratogens showed that all most all eligible couple had inadequate knowledge on effects of teratogens among eligible couples.


Keywords: Teratogens, Fetus, Eligible couple, Information booklet


Edition: Volume 8 Issue 11, November 2019,


Pages: 1546 - 1548



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