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      Ethynyl Estradiol Content of Cervical Mucus after Administration of Oral Contraceptive

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          It was found by radioimmunoassay that the ethynyl estradiol concentration of the cervical mucus was 8.8 times higher than that of the serum in the first third of the cycle, 14 times higher in the second and 7.3 times higher in the third. The ethynyl estradiol content of the cervical mucus in the middle of the cycle showed a marked increase even when expressed as protein ratio. The accumulation of ethynyl estradiol in the cervical mucus is best demonstrated by the cervical mucus/serum ethynyl estradiol quotient of 9.7 found 12 h after oral administration of the contraceptive Bisecurin®.

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          Journal
          HRE
          Horm Res Paediatr
          10.1159/issn.1663-2818
          Hormone Research in Paediatrics
          S. Karger AG
          1663-2818
          1663-2826
          1983
          1983
          26 November 2008
          : 18
          : 4
          : 221-224
          Affiliations
          Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Medical School, Szeged, Hungary
          Article
          179799 Horm Res 1983;18:221–224
          10.1159/000179799
          6642427
          © 1983 S. Karger AG, Basel

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