Can Gestational Trophoblastic Disease Be Prevented?

The only way to avoid the rare chance of developing gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) is to not get pregnant. But GTD is so rare that its prevention should not be a factor in family planning decisions for women who have never been affected by it.

Women with a history of one or more molar pregnancies should ask their doctor for any new information about prevention of GTD and be sure they understand their risk for future molar pregnancies.

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Last Revised: November 28, 2017

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