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Addiction and Substance Abuse

Can it hurt the baby?



If a man who abuses cocaine, marijuana and alcohol has sex with a pregnant woman can it effect the unborn child?


There is no way that I am aware of that sex with a known addict can affect a baby once it is conceived.  The baby would be affected if the mother used drugs.


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Response by:

Edna M Jones, MD, MRO Edna M Jones, MD, MRO
Emeritus Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University