Jan 1, 1978

Cytogenetic studies on women during and following the use of hormonal contraceptives

Zentralblatt für Gynäkologie
R Müller, C Ritter

Abstract

The object of our investigations was the assessment of chromosomal changes in lymphocyte cultures of 33 women after long-term application of Ovosiston and Non-Ovlon (Group I), of 10 women with discontinued use of hormonal contraceptives at intervals of at least two month (Group II), cytogenetic investigations of 20 untreated healthy persons (Group III). We did not find an increase of numerical or structural aberrations in all cases. Our study of anomalies in the position of acrocentric chromosomes in the metaphase indicates a significantly increasing rate of associations after long-term use of hormonal contraceptives in lymphocyte culture. Origin connexion and importance of associations were discussed.

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Cytogenetics
Mitotic Metaphase
Lymphoid Cells
Metaphase
Autosome Abnormalities
Ovosiston
Chromosomes
Contraceptives, Oral, Hormonal
Contraceptive Agents
Non-Ovlon

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