Letter: Risks and benefits of hormonal agents in pregnancy.

  title={Letter: Risks and benefits of hormonal agents in pregnancy.},
  author={Arthur F. Kohrman and Lovell A Jones and Howard A. Bern},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={294 11},
Concern over the possible teratogenic effects of the hormone 17alpha -hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17alpha OHP-C) when given intrapartum to the mother and the possible effects on the cervix and vagina in later life, was voiced in response to a published report, and advocacy of use of this hormone for the prevention of early abortion questioned. In response, the authors share their concern over possible long-term carcinogenic effects as well as possible effects on the hypothalamic-pituitary… CONTINUE READING