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J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2019 May;41(5):679-682. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2018.10.006.

No. 378-Placentophagy.

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1
Vancouver, BC.
2
Victoria, BC.

Abstract

Consumption of human placenta has recently been highlighted; however, there is no evidence of benefit from its consumption. In addition, there is potential for harm. Therefore the SOGC does not recommend the practice of placentophagy.

KEYWORDS:

Placentophagy; birth; infectious diseases; maternal health; obsterics; placenta

PMID:
31000150
DOI:
10.1016/j.jogc.2018.10.006

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