Anovulation in hospitalized mental patients

Edward E. Wallach, Celso Ramon Garcia, Gregory Pincus

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Anovulation was studied among 219 consecutive admissions to a state mental hospital. Of those patients with normal menstrual calendars studied for ovulation by endometrial biopsy and urinary pregnanediol determination, 44.7 per cent and 35.9 per cent, respectively, had results inconsistent with ovulation. Fifteen anovulators were studied in detail. No correlation between anovulation and drug or diagnosis could be made. The difficulties encountered in attempting to determine the occurrence of ovulation in any group of women are emphasized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)72-78
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican journal of obstetrics and gynecology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 1 1965
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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