Emotional distress in morning‐after pill patients

George R. Huggins, David L. Rosenfeld, Karl Rickels, Celso‐Ramón ‐R Garcia, Ellen L. Fisher

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Abstract. The self‐administered SCL‐90 test was utilized to collect emotional distress data on 120 female patients requesting morning‐after pill pregnancy interception. SCL prescores were significant in anxiety, guilt and depression factors. The 2‐week post‐treatment results showed a significant decrease in these factors. This test provides reliable measurement of emotional distress factors in gynecologic GYN patients. The results must be considered supportive for the use of DES interceptive therapy in spite of other clinical considerations relative to its safety. 1979 Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-68
Number of pages4
JournalActa Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1979
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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