Oral contraceptives were employed among 459 American Indian women for a total of 2,828 cycles. Medication was dispensed in cycle packages consisting of 28 pills, 21 Enovid tablets followed by 7 placebos, repeated at 28 day intervals. During the initial 20 months, 269 women remained active in spite of frequent hardships endured in traveling to clinic. No inhibition of lactation was noted. Weight gain and nausea during the course of Enovid administration were minimal. Oral contraceptives were considered a satisfactory method of family planning for this indigent and deprived group of American citizens.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynecology