Genital specimen and parameter | Immunization group | ||
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IUD (n = 9) | OCP (n = 8) | NPC (n = 9) | |

Cervical secretion | |||

Vol (μl)^{a} | 152 (113-205) | 39 (30-52) | 196 (154-249) |

IgA concn (μg ml^{−1})^{b} | 225 (150-338) | 149 (78-284) | 144 (85-243) |

IgG concn (μg ml^{−1})^{b} | 540 (366-796) | 508 (243-1,062) | 288 (137-607) |

Vaginal fluid | |||

Vol (μl)^{c} | 204 (171-244) | 140 (119-175) | 133 (98-179) |

IgA concn (μg ml^{−1}) | 292 (218-393) | 76 (41-142) | 116 (65-207) |

IgG concn (μg ml^{−1}) | 1,187 (800-1,762) | 506 (245-1,040) | 502 (282-891) |

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*a*Cervical secretions were collected with a syringe. Volumes are expressed as geometric means (95% confidence intervals) of pre- and postvaccination specimens for the whole group.↵

*b*Geometric means (95% confidence intervals) of total immunoglobulin concentrations in specimens collected before and after two vaginal vaccinations for the whole group.↵

*c*Vaginal fluids eluted from two ophthalmic sponges were pooled. Volumes are expressed as geometric means (95% confidence intervals) of pre- and postvaccination specimens for the whole group.