Combined oral contraceptives

What is Combined oral contraceptives?

"The Pill" redirects here. For other meanings, see Pill (disambiguation). This article is about daily use of COC. For occasional use, see Emergency contraception.

The combined oral contraceptive pill (COCP), often referred to as the birth control pill or colloquially as "the pill", is a birth control method that includes a combination of an estrogen (estradiol) and a progestogen (progestin). When taken by mouth every day, these pills inhibit female fertility. They were first approved for contraceptive use in the United States in 1960, and are a very popular form of birth control. They are currently used by more than 100 million women worldwide and by almost 12 million women in the United States. Use varies widely by country, age, education, and marital status. One third of women aged 16–49 in the United Kingdom currently use either the combined pill or a progestogen-only "minipill",

compared to only 1% of women in Japan.

Questions and answers on "Combined oral contraceptives"

Can someone with a focal nodular hyperplasia take progesterone (mini...

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
AS BELOW

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for writing to us with your health concern.
Earlier it was postulated that FNH ( focal nodular hyperplasia...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

I need to preponed my periods. How do I do it with primolut n

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
You need to start taking it at least 10 days before the expected date.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for trusting us with your...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

My daughter is 23 years old and for the last 3 months has been having extremely heavy vaginal bleeding with large clots for extended periods of...

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Vaginal bleeding can be due to dysfunctional uterine bleeding

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks for your HealthcareMagic.

I have read...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

Recent questions on  Combined oral contraceptives

doctor1 MD

My daughter is 23 years old and for the last 3 months has been having extremely heavy vaginal bleeding with large clots for extended periods of...

doctor1 MD

I need to preponed my periods. How do I do it with primolut n

doctor1 MD

I m 45 if I choose to have my I u d removed. What is another good alternative birth control. I have been having some abdominal pain . I have can...

doctor1 MD

hi sir i have periods continously for 20 days and there is enlargement of ovaris ,my age is 17 yr s ,weight is 41 kg. ovary found with multiple...

Ask Question
Doctor Image
MD

Hi, I am Dr. Andrew Rynne (Family Physician). I will be guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Related Medical Topics