31,781 cases of non-surgical female sterilisation with quinacrine pellets in Vietnam.

@article{Hieu199331781CO,
  title={31,781 cases of non-surgical female sterilisation with quinacrine pellets in Vietnam.},
  author={Do Trong Hieu and Thuan Tong Tan and Dr. Clarence N W Tan and P T Nguyet and P{\'e}ter Than and Dao Quang Vinh},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1993},
  volume={342 8865},
  pages={213-7}
}
The quinacrine method of non-surgical female sterilisation involves transcervical intrauterine insertion of 252 mg quinacrine as pellets during the proliferative phase of the menstrual cycle; the drug causes inflammation and fibrosis of the proximal fallopian tube. We have carried out a field trial of 31,781 cases in twenty-four provinces of Vietnam from Jan 2, 1989, until October, 1992. There were 818 pregnancies after the procedure, of which 80 were carried to term. Some women received only… CONTINUE READING
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