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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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Herring, "The effect of initiating oral contraceptive use on voice: a case study," Journal of Voice 25, no.
Around 100 million women use one of the 40 oral contraceptives or have used one of the 21 brands of emergency contraceptives on the market in the United States.
The researchers stressed that oral contraceptives are safe and that women on combined contraceptive drugs "should not stop using them, but should consult their doctor and review their current type of pill at their next appointment if there are any concerns".
She is planning a systematic literature review to determine if the previously described increased risk of stroke in young women with migraine still holds true for newer, lower-dose estrogen oral contraceptives and oral contraceptives that contain progestin, she said.
Our study showed significant correlation of blood pressure with age like a previous study which showed that Mean blood pressures adjusted for age were significantly higher among oral contraceptive users (125/70 mmHg) than they were among non-users (123/68 mmHg P less than 0.001 both for systolic and for diastolic blood pressures25-27.
Recently, there have been significant scientific improvements in the development of new contraceptive technologies, including the transfer from oral contraceptives with higher doses of estrogen to those with low doses as well as the implementation of new-generation progestogens with antiandrogenic properties.
In addition, the use of hormone supplements, including oral contraceptives, has been suggested as a potential risk factor associated with the development of gingivitis and an increased risk for periodontal disease.
(1.) Chin-Quee D et al., Women's ability to self-screen for contraindications to combined oral contraceptive pills in Tanzanian drug shops, International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 2013,123(1):37-41.
Two types of oral contraceptive pills are available.
Conclusion: Combined oral contraceptive pills adversely affect the lipid profile in females of child bearing age.
He was confident that the ischemia was related to a low blood flow state with the most likely cause from the third generation oral contraceptive. According to Cecil Medicine 23rd edition, patients on a third generation oral contraceptive are at two times greater risk of deep venous clot formation when compared to second generation oral contraceptives.
Hungarian drug maker Gedeon Richter (BDP:RICHTER) said Wednesday it has taken over the oral contraceptive business of German family-owned pharmaceutical firm Grunenthal for EUR236.5m (USD331m).