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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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While research has previously pointed to a link between oral contraceptive use and lowered risk for ovarian cancer, a recent study found the risk remains lower even years after women stop taking the pill.
Healthy controls were excluded from the study if they had a history of amenorrhea or an eating disorder, had a history of any major medical illness, or had used oral contraceptives within the last 3 months.
To determine whether and to what degree ultralow-dose oral contraceptives--which are thought to decrease the associated risk of venous thromboembolic events (VTE) in adult women relative to combined oral contraceptives with more estrogen--Dr.
Combination Estrogen-progestin Oral Contraceptives.
This study provides support for the idea that hormones influence MS, but not direct evidence that oral contraceptives can prevent MS.
They were split into three groups - those who were continuing to use oral contraceptives, those who had been on oral contraceptives for more than six months but had stopped taking them, and those who had never taken oral contraceptives.
Normally, oral contraceptives reduce the growth of the lining in the uterus; Seasonale is designed to suppress it altogether.
For years, scientists have debated what effect oral contraceptives (including The Pill) have on getting or passing on HIV.
Now researchers have found that among women with BRCA1 mutations, those who had taken the Pill for five or more years had a 33 per cent increase in the risk of breast cancer, compared to women who had never used oral contraceptives.
Oral contraceptives are also associated with a number of changes in the blood clotting mechanism in both sedentary and physically fit women, and can cause a slight increased risk for blood clots, particularly in the legs.