oral contraceptive pill

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n oral contraceptive pill a contraceptive in the form of a pill containing estrogen and progestin to inhibit ovulation and so prevent conception
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Usage


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The majority of oral contraceptives (OCs) involve a regimen of 21 days of active pills followed by 7 days of placebo pills.
The distinction between second and third-generation oral contraceptives is important because previous research (three studies in 1995) links the latter form of the pill to increased risk for blood clots .
Last month, as part of the highly regarded American Experience series, PBS stations across the country aired The Pill, a documentary history of the invention of the first effective oral contraceptive.
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