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Birth Control Medications (Contraceptives) Topic Guide

Birth Control Medications (Contraceptives) Birth Control Medications (Contraceptives): Birth control (contraceptive) medications contain hormones (estrogen and progesterone, or progesterone alone). The medications are available in various forms, such as pills, injections (into a muscle), topical (skin) patches.

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Birth Control Medications (Contraceptives) Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

ethinyl estradiol and norelgestromin Ethinyl Estradiol And Norelgestromin

Ethinyl estradiol and norelgestromin contains a combination of female hormones that prevent ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary). This medicine al...learn more »

ethinyl estradiol and etonogestrel Ethinyl Estradiol And Etonogestrel

Ethinyl estradiol and etonogestrel vaginal ring is used as contraception to prevent pregnancy...learn more »

etonogestrel (implant) Etonogestrel (implant)

Etonogestrel is a hormone that prevents ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary). This medication also causes changes in your cervical mucus and uter...learn more »

drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol Drospirenone And Ethinyl Estradiol

Drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol is a combination birth control pill containing female hormones that prevent ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary...learn more »

ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel Ethinyl Estradiol And Desogestrel

Ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel is a combination birth control pill containing female hormones that prevent ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary)...learn more »

ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel (extended-cycle) Ethinyl Estradiol And Levonorgestrel (extended-cycle)

Ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel extended-cycle is a combination drug that contains female hormones that prevent ovulation (the release of an egg from an...learn more »

ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel Ethinyl Estradiol And Levonorgestrel

Ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel is a combination birth control pill containing female hormones that prevent ovulation (the release of an egg from an ova...learn more »

ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone Ethinyl Estradiol And Norethindrone

Ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone is a combination birth control pill containing female hormones that prevent ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovar...learn more »

mestranol and norethindrone Mestranol And Norethindrone

Mestranol and norethindrone is a combination drug that contains female hormones that prevent ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary). This medicatio...learn more »