Medical researchers collected and tested fresh human semen samples (sperm concentration of 20 million/mi; basal motility 20%) from healthy donors to measure the potency of gossypol in inhibiting human sperm motility. They used the transmembrane migration method to test the preparation of racemic gossypol acetic acid. The data revealed that the more...
Acta chirurgica Hungarica
This is a brief review of the effect of the endometrial milieu on the copper in a copper IUD. The local effect of the IUD on the endometrium depends on the material of the IUD, the amount of the surface in contact and the nature of that contact. Generally the foreign body effect of the IUD is due to a sterile inflammation. Copper was incorporated i...
Sexually transmitted diseases
The etiology of genital ulcer disease was determined in 210 consecutive patients (110 men and 100 women) who presented at a clinic in Kigali, Rwanda, because of genital ulcers. When mixed infections are included, syphilis (21%), chancroid (24%), and genital herpes (17%) were about equally frequent in men. Lymphogranuloma venereum with ulceration wa...
The Cervix and the lower female genital tract
This study involved 996 women living in the Florence area who had used IUDs for at least 6 months and 623 women using the pill or barrier contraceptives. Cervico-vaginal smears were screened to detect inflammation, reparative cellular changes (both in columnar and squamous cells), histiocytes, endometrial cells, and finally, cervical intraepithelia...
253 women aged 18-38 participated in comparative and clinical studies of 3 contraceptive devices in Helsinki during 1983 and 1985. The newest and most experimental device was the intracervical device. (ICD), currently in Phase II clinical trials. The ICD is placed in the cervical canal with its horizontal arm resting in the lower part of the uterus...
Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology
An open, prospective study to assess the effect on the cervix of an intracervical preparation containing 0.5 mg of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) in viscous gel before suction abortion was conducted. Side effects were also evaluated. In 50 nulligravid patients who were less than 12 weeks pregnant, the authors compared cervical dilatation, canal length, an...
Since 1971, cytological evaluation of cervical smears and endometrial aspirates was carried out in 604 women wearing CuT200 intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUDs) for periods ranging from 6 mo to 15 yr. No cases of cervical neoplasia or endometrial carcinoma were encountered, even after continuous use of the device for 15 years. Dysplastic cervi...
Annual review of population law
This Indiana Law requires that semen donors be tested for syphilis, hepatitis B surface antigen, and HIV antibody before donating semen. It also requires that recipients of donated semen be tested for the same 3 diseases at least annually as long as artificial insemination procedures are continuing.
West African journal of medicine
A total of 181 women were randomly chosen from the women attending the family planning clinic of the Department of Community Health, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, from February-September 1984. Of these, 84.7% were between 25-44 years of age and most of them were Yorubas (70.7%). A high proportion (56.4%) claimed to have been circumcised...
Cadmium, selenium, and zinc were determined in seminal plasma and serum of 64 men by atomic absorption spectrometry (AAS). The mean (+or- SD) cadmium concentrations in seminal plasma and serum were 0.22 +or- 0.22 mcg and 0.28 +or- 0.10 mcg, respectively, but they did not correlate with each other. Smokers (n=31) had significantly (p0.01) higher ser...