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approved for U.S. use
following trial study
From Associated Pnu reports
WASHINGTON The cervical
cap, a birth control device already in
use in Great Britain and several other
countries, was approved for prescrip
tion in the United States on Monday
by the Food and Drug
The cap is a flexible, cup-like device
about an inch and a half in diameter
that is to be fitted by a physician to
cover the base of the woman's cervix.
After the inital fitting, the natural
rubber device is to be inserted and
removed by the user.
The FDA approval says it can
remain in place for 48 hours, as
opposed to a maximum of 12 hours
for the diaphragm.
Both devices are to be used with
a spermicidal cream or jelly, but the
cap does not require additional
spermicide before each instance of
intercourse, as the diaphragm does,
and is much smaller than a
A clinical study sponsored by the
National Institute of Health showed
that the cap is about 85 percent
Environmental groups seek federal wildlife refuge
From Associated Prats reports
RALEIGH Two national envir
onmental groups told the North
Carolina Wildlife Resources Com
mission Monday that they supported
a proposed federal acquisition of
thousands of marshland acres for a
northern coastal refuge.
Michael Pratt, a vice president of
the N.C. Wildlife Federation, and
David Ho wells, conservation chair
man of the state chapter of the Sierra
Club, urged commission members to
approve the proposal in their final
recommendations to the governor.
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effective in preventing pregnancy,
comparable to the diaphragm.
Those trials showed about 4 per
cent of cap wearers experienced
conversions of their Pap tests from
normal to abnormal after wearing the
cap for three months, compared to
a 1.7 percent conversion rate for
diaphragm wearers. After six months'
use, the conversion rates were similar
for the two devices.
In announcing the cervical cap
approval, FDA Commissioner Frank
Young said the action requires the
manufacturer to "conduct post
market studies to obtain more data
on the Pap smear conversion rate."
The approved labeling to be supp
lied physicians states the cap is to be
prescribed only for women with
normal Pap tests and that they are
to return for a follow-up Pap test after
using the cap for three months.
The labeling also will caution that
the cap, like the diaphragm and
contraceptive sponge, may slightly
increase the risk of toxic shock
"To my knowledge this is the first
time either group has publicly made
known their position," said Harold
Benson, assistant regional director of
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Their support for the federal
waterfowl refuge puts them at odds
with hunters, landowners and Martin
County officials who are strongly
opposed to the federal purchase of
30,000 acres along the Roanoke River
touching the three-county area of
Martin, Halifax and Bertie.
Almost 27,000 acres of hardwood
trees in the acquisition area are owned
Lechelle Wilson, a rising junior medical tech
nology major from Atlanta, finds the Pit a good
by the Georgia Pacific Corp., which
has headquarters in Atlanta.
Lynn Klein, public relations man
ager with Georgia Pacific, said the
discussions were "still very much in
the preliminary stages." But, Klein
said, the decision will be based on
financial reasons rather than public
County Board of
From Associated Press reports
RALEIGH Efforts to resolve a
bitter feud between supporters of Pat
Robertson and Republican regulars
collapsed Tuesday as Robertson's
North Carolina leadership
announced a boycott of the state
Sue Wyatt, chairman of Robert-
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Commissioners opposed the acquisi
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sentiment against the plan. Henry
Winslow, board chairman, said the
plan would have a negative effect on
his county's tax revenues.
"This refuge has been ill
conceived," said Connell Purvis,
spokesman for the Friends of the
son's state organization, said she was
urging supporters of the former
television evangelist who unsuccess
fully sought the Republican presiden
tial nomination not to attend the
convention, scheduled for June. 3 and
4 in Raleigh.
"WeVe just chosen at this time to
save our fight for another day," Wyatt
said at a news conference. "We're just
saying to the people that it's not in
their best interest to go out and be
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up with her chemistry notes while
the day's lab work.
Roanoke River Bottomlands, who
had spoken at previous meetings and
at Monday's hearing. Purvis said
groups and others who have tried to
negotiate alternative plans with the
Fish and Wildlife Service had been
A revised environmental assess
ment report is due out within the next
few weeks from the service, she said.
Wyatt accused Jack Hawke, the
state GOP chairman, of helping
supporters of Vice President George
Bush and other traditional Republi
cans to cheat Robertson supporters
of delegate slots to the state and
national party conventions.
Hawke denied the charge, saying
he had negotiated with Wyatt in good
faith and that she rejected all com
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