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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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A January 2009 review published in the--Journal of the American College of Cardiology--stated that newer formulations of birth control pills do not increase risk of heart attack, but they do increase risk of blood clots.
Compare this to 10 dollars to 20 dollars per month for birth control pills, which are generally covered by insurance.
Low-dose birth control pills (those with 20 mcg of estrogen) are a good option for the years just prior to menopause - called the menopause transition or "perimenopause," as long as you do not smoke, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).
Meanwhile, the country is spending $14 million (US) on distributing free abortifacient birth control pills and condoms (LifeSite, Nat.