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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Now, a large Scandinavian study that has been running for 30 years has finally provided convincing evidence that the combined oral contraceptive pill does, indeed, alleviate the symptoms of painful menstrual periods.
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