Efficacy and effects of short- and medium-term contraception in the common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) using melengestrol acetate implants.

@article{Mhle1999EfficacyAE,
  title={Efficacy and effects of short- and medium-term contraception in the common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) using melengestrol acetate implants.},
  author={Ulrike M{\"o}hle and Michael Heistermann and Almuth Einspanier and J. Keith Hodges},
  journal={Journal of medical primatology},
  year={1999},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={36-47}
}
This study examines the effect of melengestrol acetate (MGA) implants on reproductive function and various biochemical parameters, ovarian activity, and uterine morphology in ten female common marmosets implanted for either 6-8 or 19-21 months. Measures of body weight, concentrations of urinary glucose and blood liver enzymes were taken. Ovarian activity was assessed by analysis of urinary progestin levels and ultrasound examinations of the ovaries. Ultrasonography was also used to evaluate… CONTINUE READING

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