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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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Demographics of family planning oral contraceptive pills (OCP) patients Demographic variable n % Female sex 400 100 Race African American 345 86 White/other 55 14 Age 11-14 7 2 15-19 108 27 20-24 115 29 25-9 94 23 30-51 76 19 Highest grade completed 1-6 2 1 7-8 9 2 9-11 78 19 12 161 40 13-15 118 30 16+ 32 8 REALM reading grade level (a) 0-6th grade 40 10 7-8th grade 127 32 [greater than or equal to]9 grade 231 58 Marital status Single/never married 311 78 Married 46 11 Divorced/widowed/separated 43 11 (a) REALM reading grade results sum to 398 instead of 400 because 2 patients declined REALM testing.
The oral contraceptive pills were well tolerated, and there appeared to be no difference between women who received the additional ethinyl estradiol during days 22-28 of their cycles and those who received placebo during that time.
Several studies have assessed the risk of venous thrombosis (a collective term for deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism) in women using oral contraceptive pills, but few studies have assessed the risk in users of non-oral hormonal contraceptives.
There is no other medication that has such a big risk as the oral contraceptive pill.
Although some previous studies and anecdotal evidence have suggested that the combined oral contraceptive pill could have an impact on painful periods, a 2009 review of all the available research by the prestigious Cochrane Collaboration concluded that there was limited evidence for pain improvement.
TABLE 6 Global Contraceptives Market Revenue, by Product Type, 2011 - 2019 (USD Million) TABLE 7 Global Contraceptive Drugs Market Revenue, by Type, 2011 - 2019 (USD Million) TABLE 8 List of Latest Oral Contraceptive Pill Approvals, 2010 - 2012 TABLE 9 Global Contraceptive Devices Market Revenue, by Type, 2011 - 2019 (USD Million) TABLE 10 North America Human Reproductive Technologies Market Revenue, by Technology, 2011 - 2019 (USD Million) TABLE 11 Europe Human Reproductive Technologies Market Revenue, by Technology, 2011 - 2019 (USD Million) TABLE 12 Asia-Pacific Human Reproductive Technologies Market Revenue, by Technology, 2011 - 2019 (USD Million) TABLE 13 RoW Human Reproductive Technologies Market Revenue, by Technology, 2011 - 2019 (USD Million)
Washington, Jan 18 ( ANI ): After a 30-year-long study, scientist have finally provided convincing evidence that the combined oral contraceptive pill does, indeed, alleviate the symptoms of painful menstrual periods - dysmenorrhoea.
Women taking the oral contraceptive pill or on HRT sometimes develop a similar condition, because similar hormones are contained in these products.
Nice said that all Larc methods were more cost effective than the combined oral contraceptive Pill because they reduced the likelihood of unplanned pregnancies.
The women were taking the combined oral contraceptive pill, which contains two hormones, an oestrogen and a progestogen.
The Family Planning Association recommends that users of the combined oestrogen and progestogen oral contraceptive Pill stop taking it four weeks before major surgery.
Three of the studies showed women migraine sufferers taking the oral contraceptive Pill were up to eight times more likely to suffer a stroke than those not taking it.