Long-Term Studies on Side-Effects of Contraception — State and Planning

Symposium of the Study Group ‘Side-Effects of Oral Contraceptives — Pilot Phase’ Munich, September 27–29, 1977

  • Ursula Kellhammer
  • Karl Überla

Part of the Lecture Notes in Medical Informatics book series (LNMED, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VI
  2. Experience with Studies in Several Countries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Samuel Shapiro, Dennis Slone, Paul Stolley, Olli S. Miettinen, Lynn Rosenberg, David W. Kaufman
      Pages 35-44
    3. Howard W. Ory, Carl W. Tyler, Roger W. Rochat, Willard Cates Jr.
      Pages 45-57
    4. Ronald K. Ross, Thomas M. Mack, Annlia Hill, Veeba R. Gerkins, Herman Menck
      Pages 59-73
  3. Pilot Projects of the German Study Group

  4. Planning of a German Long-Term Study

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 233-240

About this book


Conference reports of scientific meetings do not automatically justi­ fy publication. Our decision to publish the Proceedings of this Sym­ posium was based on a number of reasons. The subject of more or less grave adverse side-effects of oral contra­ ception is of major importance for all women. If the research insti­ tutions of Gynecology make fundamental mistakes in this subject, then the trust in them will diminish substantially. National institutions will have to shoulder a part of that burden, too, if they do not suc­ ceed in timely prevention of grave and widespread health risks and damages. Adverse side-effects of oral contraception become only apparent in later life and probably only after a latent interval of at least 10 years. The German female population will be fully exposed to that situation during the next decade. Up to now about 40 % of the women aged 35 years or older have no experience with the pill. Ten years later nearly all of them shall have used the pill for a short period at least. If serious long-term side-effects exist, we have to build up our research strategy now to detect these health hazards in time. Large-scale studies cannot be generated just out of nothing, the development and review of ideas in a pilot phase is necessary. The pilot phase of a German long-term study began three years ago. We shall report our experiences of that pilot phase, because this might be of value for other projects of this kind.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ursula Kellhammer
    • 1
  • Karl Überla
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Medizinische Informationsverarbeitung, Statistik und BiomathematikLudwig-Maximilians-UniversitätMünchen 70Deutschland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1978
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-09093-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-93109-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-7788
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