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Contraceptives

What are Contraceptives

Contraceptives are used to prevent unwanted pregnancy. Hormonal contraceptives consist of one or more synthetic female sex hormones (estrogen and progestin or progestin only). These sex hormones prevent pregnancy by blocking the normal process of ovulation. They may also alter the lining of the uterus (endometrium) so that it is unable to support a fertilized egg and they change the mucus in the cervix so that it is hard for the sperm to travel hence conception is less likely should ovulation occur.

These hormones are either taken as regular doses in pill form (oral contraceptives), or are administered through the skin by means of a patch impregnated with hormones. They can also be given by three monthly injections of a long acting progestin, or by subcutaneous implants of progestin. They are also available as hormonal intrauterine devices and vaginal rings.

List of Contraceptives:

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levonorgestrel systemic (Pro, More...)
4,244 reviews
   
7.5
ethinyl estradiol / norelgestromin systemic (Pro, More...)
475 reviews
   
7.0
ethinyl estradiol / etonogestrel systemic (Pro, More...)
789 reviews
   
6.7
drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol / levomefolate calcium systemic (Pro, More...)
198 reviews
   
6.6
ethinyl estradiol / ethynodiol systemic (Pro, More...)
48 reviews
   
6.6
dienogest / estradiol systemic (Pro, More...)
43 reviews
   
6.5
drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol systemic (Pro, More...)
1,084 reviews
   
6.4
ethinyl estradiol / folic acid / levonorgestrel systemic (More...)
5 reviews
   
6.0
ethinyl estradiol / norgestimate systemic (Pro, More...)
2,492 reviews
   
6.0
etonogestrel systemic (Pro, More...)
4,071 reviews
   
6.0
desogestrel / ethinyl estradiol systemic (Pro, More...)
630 reviews
   
5.9
ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel systemic (Pro, More...)
2,271 reviews
   
5.9
ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone systemic (Pro, More...)
3,361 reviews
   
5.8
ethinyl estradiol / norgestrel systemic (Pro, More...)
192 reviews
   
5.7
norethindrone systemic (Pro, More...)
477 reviews
   
5.3
mestranol / norethindrone systemic (Pro, More...)
7 reviews
   
5.2
medroxyprogesterone systemic (Pro, More...)
1,242 reviews
   
5.1
estradiol / medroxyprogesterone systemic (More...)
0 reviews
   
0.0
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