Oral contraceptive pill
medication taken by mouth for the purpose of birth control(Redirected from Oral contraceptives)
Two types of female oral contraceptive pill, taken once per day, are widely available:
- The combined oral contraceptive pill contains estrogen and progesterone
- The progestogen-only pill
- Ormeloxifene is a selective estrogen receptor modulator which offers the benefit of only having to be taken once a week.
Emergency contraception pills ("morning after pills") are taken at the time of intercourse, or within a few days afterwards.
- Male oral contraceptives are currently not available commercially, although several possibilities are in various stages of research and development
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