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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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They provide strong evidence that most women do not expose themselves to long-term cancer harm if they choose to use oral contraception - indeed many are likely to be protected.
Compared with never users, users of oral contraception had a nonsignificant 4% reduced risk of any cancer.
The effect of combined oral contraception on testosterone levels in healthy women: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
About half of the participants of both groups had little knowledge about the non-contraceptive benefits of oral contraceptives--it was unknown for most of them that oral contraceptives do not increase hirsutism of the body as well as that periods are less painfull and intense if oral contraception is used.
Further studies are needed to determine how women with diabetes are affected by DMPA and oral contraception, but these results are reassuring for non-diabetic women already receiving the shot or on the pill," said Dr.
May exposes the myths associated with oral contraception and the problems faced by women today in regards to accessibility, cost, and side effects.
After three or four months of using the oral contraceptives--the time it usually takes for the body to acclimate to the pill--the women had multiple ultrasounds and blood tests to determine if ovulation was being suppressed, which is the goal of oral contraception.
and several other countries in various regions, it is approved as an oral contraceptive as well as for the treatment of the symptoms of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) and/or moderate acne vulgaris in women desiring oral contraception.
The results are from the Royal College of GPs Oral Contraception Study, one of the world's largest investigations into the health effects of the Pill.
Dr Els Koomen, who led the study, said despite the new concerns, women should think carefully before abandoning oral contraception or HRT.
In one study of women using oral contraception, 47% missed one or more pills per cycle, 22% missed two or more.