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A 25-year-old male asked:

I am 25 years old male, and my dermatologist recommends taking accutane for acne treatment. should i ask my wife to contracept?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
No: Accutane is dangerous for a pregnant woman only. Cases of men on this med who fathered a child showed no increase in birth defects.
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