Source Infectious Diseases Unit, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is estimated there are 350-400 million people worldwide chronically infected with HBV. Many of these are women and of reproductive age. As such, they may face therapeutic decisions regarding antiviral therapy and the implication this may have on future or current pregnancies. This article reviews the data of all antivirals licensed for use against hepatitis B infection regarding teratogenicity, carcinogenicity, clinical experience during pregnancy, placental transfer and excretion in breast milk.