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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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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2012 for the course GWS 103 taught by Professor Aronselly during the Spring '11 term at Wisconsin.
- Spring '11