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Birth control after 1984.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4914725     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
1) Eric Blair (alias George Orwell) can rest easy in his grave, because birth control by governmentally imposed methods, such as incorporation of a contraceptive agent into drinking water, is totally unfeasible by 1984. 2) Fundamentally new birth control procedures in the female (for example, a once-a-month luteolytic or abortifacient agent) and a male contraceptive pill probably will not be developed until the 1980's at the earliest, and then only if major steps of the type outlined in this article are instituted in the early 1970's. Development during the next decade of practical new methods of birth control without important incentives for continued active participation by the pharmaceutical industry is highly unlikely. If none are developed, birth control in 1984 will not differ significantly from that of today.
C Djerassi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Science (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  169     ISSN:  0036-8075     ISO Abbreviation:  Science     Publication Date:  1970 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1970-09-11     Completed Date:  1970-09-11     Revised Date:  2011-12-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404511     Medline TA:  Science     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  941-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Spontaneous / chemically induced
Clinical Trials as Topic
Contraceptive Agents*
Contraceptives, Oral / adverse effects,  toxicity
Costs and Cost Analysis
Drug Industry
Follow-Up Studies
Food Additives
Intrauterine Devices
National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
Population Control
United States
United States Food and Drug Administration
Water Supply
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contraceptive Agents; 0/Contraceptives, Oral; 0/Food Additives; 0/Prostaglandins

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