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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Such a lack of easy access to emergency contraceptive pills leaves women with no choice but to have an abortion, an illegal-yet-common medical practice in Korea.
One of the most common combined oral contraceptive pills has a negative impact on women's quality of life but does not increase depressive symptoms.
New research from the University of Aberdeen suggests that women who take oral contraceptive pills may have a reduced risk of developing some types of cancer for up to 30 years, the Pharma Times reported on Wednesday.
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She said: "It seems absurd that school nurses are unable to dispense aspirin without parental consent, and yet consent is not required for under-16 year-olds to take the contraceptive pill.
Eleven apps include reminders for oral contraceptive pills (OCPs); 4 can be used for OCPs, the patch, and the contraceptive ring; and one is specific to the patch.
The combined contraceptive pill is the most popular form of contraceptive, especially for women in their 20s and 30s.
The program, which started last year and now has been instituted at 13 high schools, allows school nurses to give students emergency contraceptive pills, designed to prevent pregnancy following unprotected sex or a contraceptive failure if taken within 72 hours," reported Reuters on September 24.
Women taking a combined oral contraceptive pill containing the hormone levonorgestrel had a three times increased risk (6.
Therefore, if you're using another type of contraception, such as the contraceptive Pill, you should also use a condom to protect yourself against getting a STI.
Dr Kara Britt and Professor Roger Short say that taking the contraceptive pill would protect nuns from breast, ovarian and womb cancer.