Mini-review: history of organized teratology information services in North America

Teratology. 2000 Apr;61(4):314-7. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1096-9926(200004)61:4<314::AID-TERA11>3.0.CO;2-7.


A history of the Organization of Teratology Information Services (OTIS) is presented in context of the history of teratology information services. During the late 1970s, teratology information services grew out of the need for current and accurate information about fetal effects of environmental exposures in pregnancy. Over the next decade, teratology information services networked and collaborated, developing their own professional organization. A description of the activities of OTIS is described.

Publication types

  • Historical Article
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • History, 20th Century
  • Humans
  • Information Services / history*
  • Information Services / organization & administration
  • North America
  • Pregnancy
  • Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects
  • Societies / history*
  • Societies / organization & administration
  • Teratology / history*