combined oral contraceptive

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combined oral contraceptive

an oral contraceptive that includes both an estrogen and a progestogen, which may be administered in either two or three different phases during each menstrual cycle.

combined oral contraceptive

(kŏm-bīnd′),

COC

A birth control pill that contains both an estrogen and a progestin.

combined oral contraceptive

A hormonal contraceptive containing both an oestrogen and a PROGESTOGEN drug. See also CONTRACEPTION.
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The new findings by Dr Ingela Lindh and her colleagues at the Institute of Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy at Gothenburg University, Sweden, show that women who used the combined oral contraceptive pill suffered less severe pain compared with women who did not use it.
The survey also highlighted that there is a myth that oestrogen is only present in combined oral contraceptive pills in order to disguise the taste(1) when in fact the combined pill was designed to have the combination of oestrogen and progestogen to offer protection from pregnancy and shorter lighter periods.
In several countries, the emergency contraceptive method of combined oral contraceptive pills has been used for many years.
AFrom GP Dr Rob Hicks: With most combined oral contraceptive pills it is possible to continue one pack after the other without a gap and therefore avoid having a withdrawal bleed.
While the risk to an individual woman may be low with any of these birth control methods, women must be informed that some options--including the ring, the patch, and the drospirenonecontaining pills--may be more risky than older combined oral contraceptive pills.
Women's ability to self-screen for contraindications to combined oral contraceptive pills in Tanzanian drug shops, International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 2013,123(1):37-41.
Synchronization of the donor and recipient menstrual cycles has historically been accomplished with the use of various formulations of combined oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) (1, 2).

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