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Unformatted text preview: Gender & Women Studies Lecture 12 16:56 Suppress menstruation completely 345 pills Librel, approved by the FDA in 2007 “Liberate women from monthly bleeding” If men could menstruate Would menstruation be considered a pathological condition? Would menstruation be considered obsolete?? Contraception Hormonal Do NOT fit into the menstrual cycle, OVERRIDE the cycle with synthetic hormones Prevent ovulation (interfere with the positive and negative feedbacks by overriding the system with hormones) Make the vaginal mucus dense and sticky Decrease motility in fallopian tubes Three types of hormonal contraception Combination of estrogen and progestine “The Pill” (21 estrogen and progestine pills +7 placebo pills) levels of hormones are still high but the drop causes the endometrium to shed “Special pills” Yaz & Yazmine, top selling pills in the US by Bayer Healthcare...
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- Spring '11
- Hormonal contraception, Women Studies Lecture, vaginal mucus dense, lower estrogen Patch, progestine pills