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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 observations obviously need to be considered in the proper context of a careful understanding of possible risks and benefits associated with the use of oral contraceptives, as well as those associated with other forms of contraception," Biller said.
There was a trend toward higher live birth rates in the lifestyle intervention group (26%) and the oral contraceptives group (12%, P = .
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They propose that women's ability to accurately self-assess their contraindications to combination oral contraceptives may also apply to progestin-only contraceptives, such as injectables, which have fewer contraindications and potentially could be administered by trained staff in drug shops.
Use of combined oral contraceptives for the management of heavy menstrual bleeding
Women who recently used oral contraceptives had a 50% greater chance of developing breast cancer than that of women who formerly used or never used oral contraceptives (OCs), a study has shown.
pic-noj-en-all), an antioxidant plant extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree, significantly minimizes pain and inflammation associated with endometriosis and may help eliminate dysmenorrhea - when paired with oral contraceptives.
However, we wanted to determine whether there was a measurable difference between cyclic and continuous oral contraceptive treatment methods," he said.
Studies are also needed to determine whether oral contraceptive use is harmful to skeletal health in these women, she said.
Oral contraceptive use has a well-established association with a reduced risk of ovarian cancer; new evidence from a population-based case-control study suggests that pills with the lowest hormonal content offer the greatest protection.
Oral contraceptive use and early abortion as risk factors for breast cancer in young women.
In preliminary research, the use of augmentation with oral contraceptive pills was evaluated in women who already take antidepressants but experience worsening symptoms during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle, said Dr.