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What does the birth control pill do?

There are many different brands of oral contraceptive pills. Most of them are combined, i.e. they include an estrogen and a progestin.

These hormones contained in combined birth control pills intervene in the regulation of the menstrual cycle and prevent unwanted pregnancy through various actions:

However, the contraceptive pill is not a barrier method of contraception and does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

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Last Update: 04/26/2022