Tag: synthetic oxytocin

Quote of the month (October 2015): a marginal benefit

“The implausibility of the hypothesis that more than half of all first labours were intrinsically abnormal did not stop widespread adoption from the 1980s onwards of high rates of oxytocin augmentation whenever labour was slower than average. Unfortunately, this has…

Synthetic oxytocin: looking beyond the benefits

When thinking about the notion of drug abuse, I’m guessing that most people’s minds would initially conjure up images of cannabis, heroin, methamphetamine or cocaine; drugs used on the street, illegally, and in ways often viewed as problematic.  But of…