oa South African Medical Journal - The intra-uterine contraceptive device - contraceptive or abortifacient?

Volume 53, Issue 21
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Further to the investigation of the possible mode of action of the intra-uterine contraceptive device (IUCD), an assay for the ,a-specific subunit of human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG) has detected endogenous chorionic activity 21 days after menstruation.

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