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Effects of intrauterine device and oral contraceptive on vaginal flora and epithelium.

  title={Effects of intrauterine device and oral contraceptive on vaginal flora and epithelium.},
  author={Sabahattin Ocak and Meryem Cetin and Sibel Hakverdi and Kenan Dolapçıoğlu and Arif Gungoren and Ali Ulvi Hakverdi},
  journal={Saudi medical journal},
  volume={28 5},
OBJECTIVE To investigate the microbial and cytopathological changes and genital symptoms in oral contraceptive pill (OCP) and intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD) users. METHODS Included in the study were 34 women using OCP and 34 women using IUCD for 24 to 36 months period and 34 women as control group. We conducted the study between March to September 2005 in Antakya Maternity Hospital, Turkey. Vaginal discharge was subjected to wet mount examination, gram staining, and culture… 

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