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Cytologic findings in oral contraceptive users among Israeli Jewish women.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta cytologica
Publication Date
Volume
27
Issue
2
Pages
142–145
Identifiers
PMID: 6188307
Source
Medline
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Abstract

A group of 3,317 Jewish Israeli women were studied to evaluate a possible correlation between previous and recent oral contraceptive usage and cervical cytopathologic findings in Papanicolaou smears. A positive correlation was established between oral contraceptive usage and the occurrence of inflammatory findings: the rate of inflammatory changes depended on the length of usage, with a time lapse of at least one year preceding the appearance of such inflammatory changes. The cessation of oral contraceptive usage was associated with a decrease in the rate of inflammatory findings. No cases of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia or malignancy were found.

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