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Glossary: oral contraceptive pill, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

oral contraceptive pill

(OR-ul KON-truh-SEP-tiv ...)

A pill used to prevent pregnancy. It contains hormones that block the release of eggs from the ovaries. Most oral contraceptives include estrogen and progestin. Also called birth control pill.

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