The New York Times "Thursday Styles" section appears to be embarking on campaign to keep the severely vain from procreating. First, there's an article on how to treat stretch marks. "Can stretch marks, or striae gravidarum, as they are known among the Ph.D. set, really be prevented?" the Times wonders. "The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says no." Ouch. Then there is a second article about acne during pregnancy. Apparently many forms of acne treatment (Accutane, benzoyl peroxide, Retin-A) are potentially harmful to the fetus, so zitty moms-to-be need to stick to topical erythromycin and cleansers with glycolic acid. But you know, what's wrong with a third eye when you have clear, glowing skin!!! [NYT, NYT]


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