Paracetamol during pregnancy could accelerate puberty in the girl child
Earlier puberty in girls whose mothers took painkillers during pregnancy - short science articles and news

The worldwide average intake of paracetamol during pregnancy is steadily increasing over the past few years. Now, researchers have shown an effect on the girl child due to this increasing trend. There is an advancement on the beginning of puberty in the girl child by at least 1.5 to 3 months if the mother took paracetamol during pregnancy. There was no effect on the puberty of the male child. The study is based on the largest public data record of Danish birth cohort of at least 100,000 women who informed on their use of paracetamol during pregnancy. This certainly challenges the notion that paracetamol is harmless during pregnancy.

Read the full story: Aarhus University
Scientific publication: American Journal of Epidemiology