birth-control pill

birth′-control` pill`

an oral contraceptive for women that inhibits ovulation, fertilization, or implantation of a fertilized ovum.
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Throughout his dramatic narrative, Eig stresses that it was certainly not inevitable that a birth-control pill would emerge in the twentieth century.
The article by Lisa Eckelbecker about the book by Jonathan Eig seems to accord those who pioneered the birth-control pill back in the 1950s with heroic status.
It is the first approved oral contraceptive designed to put off periods altogether when taken without a break, and is the latest to depart from the 21-days-on, seven-days-off regimen that had been standard since birth-control pill sales began in the 1960s.
Toronto -- The magazine Alive, distributed free in drug stores, includes an article in its October 2003 issue on the dangers inherent in taking the birth-control pill. Entitled The contraceptive conundrum, it lists common side-effects, including nausea, headaches, vomiting, weight gain, vaginal or bladder infections and, the most serious of all, abnormal blood clotting.
Is the patch as effective as the birth-control pill? A.M., Los Angeles
A new study in 650 women in the USA and Canada, presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine meeting in San Diego last year, found that a seven-day contraceptive patch can prevent pregnancy at least as effectively as the traditional birth-control pill. A 20 cm square patch matched the performance of the best-performing pill taken.
If Viagra turns out to be as revolutionary as the birth-control pill, it won't be merely because it works miracles for those who are clinically impotent but because it allegedly works just as well for men who are not impotent, producing long-lasting erections with the slightest stimulation.
The main attraction of Seasonale is that women who take it only have a period every three months rather than monthly as is the case currently with a 28-day birth-control pill.
He said the issue has been difficult for the global church, which embraces different social viewpoints; he likened it to Pope Paul VI's controversial and unexpected decision to ban the birth-control pill in 1968."
This includes fake birth-control pills, anti-malaria pills, made of potato and starch and cough syrups.
Q OUR doctor has put my daughter on birth-control pills to help with her acne.
Tracking Washington: New birth-control pills that are less effective in preventing pregnancy than the original contraceptives of the 1960s could still win federal approval if they promise other benefits, under a recommendation by health advisors.