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After exposure of cultured rat spermatocytes to gossypol acetic acid for five hours, DNA fragmentation in a ladder pattern was found in the medium and supernatants of cell lysates. The concentrations of gossypol used for the induction of apoptosis ranged from 100 μM to 300 μM. Within this dose...
The ability of a long-acting androgen, testosterone buciclate (TB), to induce suppression of testicular and epididymal sperm functions when given in combination with a potent GnRH antagonist (Antide) either on day 1 or 45 of Antide administration (days 1–90) as well as the ability of TB to...
The early days of oral contraceptives showed some evidence that these medications may have caused undesirable side effects on the voice, mainly in terms of virilization. In a random study carried out at the university hospitals of Jena and Berlin (Charité), two more recent drugs were tested in...
This article describes the first two years of Norplant implants use among 1560 acceptors in four counties of rural north China. Continuation of use was high, 88.4% after two years. Disruption of the menstrual cycle was the predominant side effect and the predominant reason for termination....
The initial report is reviewed, as well as the results of subsequent investigations, and the current status of the following side effects attributed to the use of oral contraceptives: subjective symptoms such as mood and libido changes, also headache; melanoma; gallbladder disease; liver tumors;...
A placebo-controlled, double-blind study was carried out to assess the direct hormonal effects of combined and progestogen-only oral contraceptives on well-being and sexuality of women in two contrasting cultures. One-hundred-fifty women, who had been sterilised or whose partners had been...
Women may continue to use oral contraceptives (OCs) into their 40's and 50's, but to date no method has been evaluated to ascertain their ovarian status, i.e., whether fertility and estrogen production have diminished sufficiently so they could be safely switched to hormonal replacement therapy....
In an open, randomized study in an outpatient clinic of a large teaching hospital, thirty-one female volunteers with regular cycles and established ovulation by ultrasonography were given one of two triphasic oral contraceptives containing ethinylestradiol combined with levonorgestrel or...
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