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A 27-year-old female asked:

Is stevia safe if you're trying to get pregnant? i read that it was once used as a contraceptive?

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Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Yes: The history of Stevia leaf dates back several centuries. It has mainly been used for diabetes, GI tract regulation, an anti-infective, energy, etc. I have not found that contraception was among historical uses. It is a plant based sweetener and therefore is much safer than chemically-based sweeteners.

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