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J Cannabis Ther 2002(3/4):005-34

Historical Review

Cannabis Treatments in Obstetrics and Gynecology: A Historical Review

Author
E. Russo

Abstract
Cannabis has an ancient tradition of usage as a medicine in obstetrics and gynecology. This study presents that history in the literature to the present era, compares it to current ethnobotanical, clinical and epidemiological reports, and examines it in light of modern developments in cannabinoid research.

The author believes that cannabis extracts may represent an efficacious and safe alternative for treatment of a wide range of conditions in women including dysmenorrhea, dysuria, hyperemesis gravidarum, and menopausal symptoms.


Keywords
Cannabis, cannabinoids, medical marijuana, THC, obstetrics, gynecology, dysmenorrhea, miscarriage, childbirth, fertility, history of medicine

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