oral contraceptive

oral contraceptive
[1955-60]

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  • Oral contraceptive formulations — Oral contraceptives come in a variety of formulations. The main division is between combined oral contraceptive pills, containing both estrogen and synthetic progestogens (strictly progestins, the term used in the United States, but the former… …   Wikipedia

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  • oral contraceptive — oral contra ceptive n a drug that a woman takes by mouth, so that she can have sex without having a baby = ↑pill …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • oral contraceptive — a tablet, containing one or more synthetic female sex hormones, taken by women to prevent conception. Most oral contraceptives are combined pills, consisting of an oestrogen, which blocks the normal process of ovulation, and a progestogen, which… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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