oral contraceptive

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oral contraceptive:

see birth controlbirth control,
practice of contraception for the purpose of limiting reproduction. Methods of Birth Control

Male birth control methods include withdrawal of the male before ejaculation (the oldest contraceptive technique) and use of the condom, a rubber sheath
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oral contraceptive

[′ȯr·əl ‚kän·trə′sep·tiv]
(pharmacology)
Any medication taken by mouth that renders a woman nonfertile as long as the medication is continued.
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At that time, the birth control pill included estrogen levels as high as 150 micrograms, whereas now they are between 20 and 35 micrograms, with none exceeding 50 micrograms per dose.
In recent years, birth control pills have been changed to include less hormones, resulting in fewer side effects.
Levels of contraceptive knowledge among women at risk of pregnancy were high: Eighty-nine percent of these women correctly answered all three questions asked about birth control pills (who should take them, why and how often), and 93% correctly answered the same questions about condoms.
Healthcare professionals and patients are advised to balance the potential risks of increased estrogen exposure with Ortho Evra against the chance of pregnancy if a birth control pill is not taken daily.
In Wisconsin, the state pharmacy board recently imposed a $20,000 fine on Neil Noesen, who refused to refill a prescription for birth control pills presented by a university student.
In their discussion, the authors suggest that their findings indicate that a substantial proportion of parents of teenagers underestimate the effectiveness of both condoms and birth control pills.
Modern birth control pills are estrogen, which inhibit implantation of the fertilized ovum into the uterus.
New research has suggested that people who are older, overweight or taking birth control pills have a higher risk of blood clots during long haul flights.
She had been taking birth control pills for 14 years.
MAKERS OF PLAN B, one of the two brands of "morning after" pills-high-dose birth control pills that are only effective within 72 hours of unprotected sex-are planning to petition the FDA for over-the-counter status.
Although it goes without saying that people shouldn't flush drugs down the toilet or take unnecessary antibiotics, advising readers to use condoms instead of birth control pills is a very poor piece of advice.
I was taking birth control pills, but obviously they are not 100 percent effective.