Postcoital contraceptives in clinical practice

DES used as an emergency contraception, Czechoslovakia, 1977

Abstract

55 women were administered a series of postcoital contraceptives, 35 of whom received only a single application and 20 received the preparations for more than 1 cycle (more than 2 but less than 13).

34 women of the 1st group (48 hours after unprotected coitus) and 7 women from the 2nd group were administered diethylstilbestrol (DES) for 5 days for a total of 250 mg.

The remaining subjects were given norethisterone Spofa for 3 days at 30 mg/day.

Results from this administration in the sense of a general contraceptive were not considered favorable, primarily due to contraindications in regard to physiological side effects, particularly with DES. DES proved to be the most successful in preventing pregnancy.

Sources

DES DIETHYLSTILBESTROL RESOURCES

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