Post-coital contraception, first-aid use, 1972

…”Though the area of post-coital contraception seems to offer one of the most likely advances in fertility control, the morning-after pill is probably best restricted to first-aid use.”…

Abstracts

…”In 1938 two oestrogenic compounds were found to be active when taken by mouth-diethylstilbcestrol 11 and ethinyloestradiol; both prevented implantation in rabbits.’…

…”Until lately, oestrogens were used post-coitally in women only as a first-aid measure: DODDS found them useful after rape, but was uncertain of their reliability; …” …

…” KucHERA, in 1971, reported her experience using 50 mg. daily of diethylstilboestrol for 5 days in 1000 women of childbearing age exposed to unprotected intercourse. … … No pregnancies were recorded after this treatment.”…

…” HASPELS, this year,described post-coital treatment with both ethinyloestradiol and diethylstilboestrol in 2000 women. … …. There were no pregnancies after 5 mg of ethinyloestradiol for 5 days or 50 mg of stilboestrol for 6 days. ” …

Sources

DES DIETHYLSTILBESTROL RESOURCES

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