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]
Any medication taken by mouth that renders a woman nonfertile as long as the medication is continued.
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These questions asked about the main contraceptive method used (condoms, the pill, injectable, emergency contraceptive pills, natural or traditional methods, IUD, implant, none, other), the frequency of sexual intercourse in a typical week, the frequency of emergency contraceptive pill use, the reason for the last use of this method, and attitudes toward repeat use and toward the method in general and vis-a-vis other methods.
There are a number of different contraceptive pills to choose from and often women find that they are suited to some more than others.
It is an option for women who can't use the combined contraceptive pill, such as those over 35 years old and those who smoke.
in the developed world and the use of the contraceptive pill has soared over
We have had the contraceptive pill for 50 years, and it is time to change the misconceptions C* Women should be allowed make their own choices.
She was due to go for a scan but it would not have detected the blood clot, which we were told was possibly caused by the contraceptive pill.
Trussell J, Schwarz EB and Guthrie K, Obesity and oral contraceptive pill failure, Contraception, 2009, 79(5):334-338.
A STUDIES show that women taking Dianette are more at risk from thrombosis and DVT than those taking usual contraceptive pills.
About 20 percent of women in the study switched from less effective contraceptive methods, including unprotected sex and condoms, to more effective means following emergency contraceptive pill use.
The 1960s saw the spreading of the contraceptive pill in the West in order to give working women more control over family planning and full freedom of having sex without the threat of pregnancy.
THE contraceptive pill may disrupt a woman's natural ability to choose a partner genetically dissimilar to herself, research has discovered.
Q I take the contraceptive pill and wonder how long it is safe to continue taking this for as I have recently heard in the news that eight years may be an upper limit.