Combined oral contraceptives

What Are Combined Oral Contraceptives?COC

  • Pills that contain low doses of 2 hormones—a progestin and an estrogen—like the natural hormones progesterone and estrogen in a woman’s body.
  • Combined oral contraceptives (COCs) are also called “the Pill,” low-dose combined pills, OCPs, and OCs.
  • Work primarily by preventing the release of eggs from the ovaries (ovulation).



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