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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These risks are probably not as significant now as they were several years ago when all of the birth control pills contained ethinyl estradiol doses near 50 micrograms," Dr.
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.
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New drugs are developed all the time, but few have such far-reaching effects as the birth control pill, introduced half a century ago.
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In reporting the number of abortions, usually only surgical abortions are reported; I venture to say that there are many more babies killed by abortifacients such as the birth control pill, IUD, etc.
Then I am supposed to go on the birth control pill to regulate my period and to keep the uterine lining from building up, which I was told could cause endometrial cancer.