In Brazil, as in many other countries, teenage pregnancy is widely recognised as a public health problem. Buttressed by a public health science of the economics of teenage pregnancy that emphasises the postponement of parenthood as key to poverty reduction, young people's lack of appreciation for medical knowledge of contraceptives is most often credited… (More)
Uso de métodos anticoncepcionais em adolescentes sexualmente ativos de 15 a 18 anos Abstract This study aimed to assess the prevalence of contraceptive use by adolescents. A cross-sectional study was performed from March to September 2002 in a representative sample of adolescents 15 to 18 years of age in the urban area of Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul State,… (More)
The synthesis of ten esters and two ethers of testosterone (17 beta-hydroxyandrost-4-en-3-one) is described. All these possess some form of alpha - and/or beta - substitution in the ester/ether side-chain. The work was undertaken in order to evaluate the long-acting antifertility effect of such compounds in males.
The synthesis of eighteen esters of norethisterone (17 alpha-ethynyl-17 beta-hydroxyestr-4-en-3-one) is described. These all possess some form of alpha- and/or beta-substitution in the ester side-chain. The work was undertaken in order to evaluate any long-acting fertility control effect intrinsic in such compounds. A pentamethyl disiloxy ether was also… (More)