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Florida M.D. Offers Unique Female Sterilization

by: Family Planning Center Press Release
Florida women now have access to a non-surgical sterilization method that has been available to women in other countries for 25 years. This is an ultra-safe, low-cost, office procedure that has been used by thousands of women in all over the world with no reported deaths or life-threatening injuries.

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This method utilizes the antibiotic quinacrine hydrochloride, which has a 70- year U.S. safety record. It has been taken by mouth by millions of American men, women, and children for the prevention and treatment of malaria, and for the treatment of giardia, an intestinal parasite, in much larger doses than required for this sterilization method. It remains the only U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved drug for the treatment of giardia.

Though the FDA has not yet approved the use of quinacrine for this intrauterine sterilization technique, it has completed a small Phase I clinical trial In Buffalo, New York with principal investigator Dr. Jack Lippes, the inventor of the Lippes Loop IUD (intrauterine device). This FDA approved drug, like all others, can be legally used for a use not yet approved by the FDA. In fact, it is estimated that 60% of all prescriptions in the U.S. are written for FDA unapproved uses.

The vast experience with quinacrine sterilization in 130,000 women abroad has proven it to be much safer, with a serious complication rate only 1/50th that of surgical sterilization. Though the surgical method is much safer than childbirth, more than a dozen U.S. women die each year while undergoing this procedure and thousands more are hospitalized with complications. The failure rate with surgical sterilization is about 2% at 10 years, while the failure rate with QS is about twice that.

How does QS work? In an out-patient setting, 252 mg of quinacrine in seven tiny pellets are gently inserted into the uterus with a modified IUD inserter at a depth ½-1 cm short of the top of the cavity. Within 30 minutes, the pellets dissolve into a liquid which flows into the fallopian tubes. The inflammatory response from the antibiotic liquid destroys the 1-cell thick tubal lining resulting in scar tissue with healing. This, in effect, creates tubal obstruction and permanent sterilization. The technique is performed twice in successive months, during the week following the woman’s menstrual period. It is important that she use effective contraception for three months (depo-progesterone intramuscularly is preferred).

Dr. Randall B. Whitney, based in Daytona Beach, FL, has performed QS for seven women in his private GYN practice over the past two years. These women are delighted with the ease of the ambulatory procedure (no time lost from work or daily activities) and statements of praise can be seen at his website (www.drwhitney.com). Dr. Whitney presented his QS technique experience at the 8th International Seminar on Primary Health Care in June 2002 in Havana, Cuba, and has been invited to speak again at the preeminent International Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology (FIGO) triennial conference in Santiago, Chile, in November 2003.

For additional information, call 1-800-810-9840 (Southern U.S.), or 1-386-253-1933.

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Testimonial on QS
"My comments on Quinacrine:
Quinacrine changed my life!
The procedure was essentially painless, affordable, and freeing!
I love my new lifestyle.
Thank you, Dr. Whitney!"
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