For healthcare professionals only

Papers And Originals

Prevalence Rates of Uterine Cervical Carcinoma in situ for Women Using the Diaphragm or Contraceptive Oral Steroids

Br Med J 1969; 3 doi: (Published 26 July 1969) Cite this as: Br Med J 1969;3:195
  1. Myron R. Melamed,
  2. Leopold G. Koss,
  3. Betty J. Flehinger,
  4. Richard P. Kelisky,
  5. Hilliard Dubrow


    Study of the prevalence rates of uterine cervical carcinoma in situ among women attending centres of Planned Parenthood of New York City, Inc., showed a small but statistically significant difference between the population choosing and using the diaphragm and the population choosing and using oral steroids for contraception. This can be attributed either to a decreased prevalence rate for women using the diaphragm or to an increased rate for women using oral steroids. The reason for the difference is not apparent from these data.


    • * This study was supported in part by USPHS Grant 3421 to Planned Parenthood of New York City, and National Cancer Institute Grant CA 08748 to Sloan-Kettering Institute.