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Contraceptives

What are Contraceptives

Contraceptives are the name given to medicines and other devices that are used to prevent unwanted pregnancy. Hormonal contraceptives consist of one or more synthetic female sex hormones. Hormonal contraceptives that contain both an estrogen and progestin are called combined oral contraceptives (COC). Those that contain just progestin are called progestin-only contraceptives (POP). COC prevent pregnancy by inhibiting the normal process of ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary) and by altering the lining of the uterus (the endometrium) so that it is unable to support a fertilized egg. They also change the viscosity (stickiness) of mucus within the cervix to make it hard for sperm to travel to the uterus. POP mainly just change the viscosity of mucus and thin the endometrium; however, in some women, they may also prevent ovulation, although this is usually inconsistent.

Hormonal contraceptives are available as pills (oral contraceptives), injections, implants, intrauterine devices, patches, and vaginal rings.

Contraceptive devices include condoms, diaphragms, sponges, spermicides, and cervical caps.

List of Contraceptives:

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levonorgestrel systemic (Pro, More...)
5,324 reviews
   
7.4
ethinyl estradiol / norelgestromin systemic (Pro, More...)
535 reviews
   
6.8
dienogest / estradiol systemic (Pro, More...)
48 reviews
   
6.7
drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol / levomefolate calcium systemic (Pro, More...)
208 reviews
   
6.6
ethinyl estradiol / etonogestrel systemic (Pro, More...)
861 reviews
   
6.6
drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol systemic (Pro, More...)
1,242 reviews
   
6.3
ethinyl estradiol / ethynodiol systemic (Pro, More...)
53 reviews
   
6.1
ethinyl estradiol / folic acid / levonorgestrel systemic (More...)
5 reviews
   
6.0
ethinyl estradiol / norgestimate systemic (Pro, More...)
2,893 reviews
   
5.9
ethinyl estradiol / norgestrel systemic (Pro, More...)
208 reviews
   
5.9
desogestrel / ethinyl estradiol systemic (Pro, More...)
711 reviews
   
5.8
ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel systemic (Pro, More...)
2,604 reviews
   
5.8
etonogestrel systemic (Pro, More...)
4,639 reviews
   
5.8
ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone systemic (Pro, More...)
3,977 reviews
   
5.6
mestranol / norethindrone systemic (Pro, More...)
9 reviews
   
5.6
norethindrone systemic (Pro, More...)
603 reviews
   
5.2
medroxyprogesterone systemic (Pro, More...)
1,405 reviews
   
4.9
estradiol / medroxyprogesterone systemic (More...)
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