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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Male birth control pills might be released t the market soon as one pill was recently deemed safe for human consumption.
Suppressing your own system with Diane-35 or any birth control pill is not a good thing; it is suppressing the production of hormones that are essential to life," says Prior.
The most widely used birth control pill is composed of estrogen and progestin, the two key hormones of pregnancy.
According to the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Population Information Program, more than 18 million US women rely on birth control pills, also called oral contraceptives, as their birth control method.
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Healthcare professionals and patients are advised to balance the potential risks of increased estrogen exposure with Ortho Evra against the chance of pregnancy if a birth control pill is not taken daily.
Health care professionals and patients are advised to balance the potential risks of increased estrogen exposure with Ortho Evra against the chance of pregnancy if a birth control pill is not taken daily.
However, using the birth control pill at your age may increase your risk for serious blood clots, which may cause a heart attack or stroke, especially if you smoke.
Yet Plan B is just a high dose of the birth control pill, which has been prescription-only in America for more than 40 years.
One way to restore a regular cycle is to go on a birth control pill, which functions as an estrogen supplement.
Although the birth control pill was legalised five years ago in Japan, uptake has been low with only 1.3% of the 28 million Japanese women of childbearing age using it.
And, yes, there is a Federal Drug Administration-approved birth control pill that limits a woman's periods to just four a year.