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…”The new recommendation issued by the WHO that men and women living in Zika endemic areas consider delaying pregnancy is not inherently bad in principle, especially in light of that fact that we do not yet have other effective means to prevent infection, such as a vaccine,” Krubiner told ABC News.

“However, it is unlikely that this recommendation will have much of an impact,” Krubiner added. “While the recommendation also calls for access to adequate information and contraceptive methods, the reality is that many women in Latin America and the Caribbean will continue to have unmet family planning needs, particularly those who are the poorest and most marginalized.”

She emphasized that this is just an interim guideline to “hold the tide” of pregnant women in affected areas until officials can improve mosquito control and create a vaccine.

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