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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...)
4,676 reviews
   
7.5
ethinyl estradiol / norelgestromin systemic (Pro, More...)
504 reviews
   
6.9
dienogest / estradiol systemic (Pro, More...)
45 reviews
   
6.7
ethinyl estradiol / etonogestrel systemic (Pro, More...)
820 reviews
   
6.7
drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol / levomefolate calcium systemic (Pro, More...)
199 reviews
   
6.6
drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol systemic (Pro, More...)
1,138 reviews
   
6.4
ethinyl estradiol / ethynodiol systemic (Pro, More...)
48 reviews
   
6.4
ethinyl estradiol / folic acid / levonorgestrel systemic (More...)
5 reviews
   
6.0
ethinyl estradiol / norgestimate systemic (Pro, More...)
2,665 reviews
   
6.0
desogestrel / ethinyl estradiol systemic (Pro, More...)
660 reviews
   
5.9
ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel systemic (Pro, More...)
2,390 reviews
   
5.9
etonogestrel systemic (Pro, More...)
4,333 reviews
   
5.9
ethinyl estradiol / norgestrel systemic (Pro, More...)
199 reviews
   
5.8
ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone systemic (Pro, More...)
3,591 reviews
   
5.7
mestranol / norethindrone systemic (Pro, More...)
7 reviews
   
5.2
norethindrone systemic (Pro, More...)
527 reviews
   
5.2
medroxyprogesterone systemic (Pro, More...)
1,322 reviews
   
5.0
estradiol / medroxyprogesterone systemic (More...)
0 reviews
   
0.0
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