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Effect of contraceptive steroids on monoamine oxidase activity
  1. Jennifer Southgate,
  2. G. G. S. Collins,
  3. J. Pryse-Davies,
  4. M. Sandler

    Abstract

    Cyclical variations in monoamine oxidase activity during the human menstrual cycle, specific to the endometrium and modified in women undergoing contraceptive steroid treatment, may reflect changes in hormonal environment. Treatment of rats with individual constituents of the contraceptive pill causes analogous changes: oestrogens inhibit and progestogens potentiate uterine monoamine oxidase activity.

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