Male Reproductive System

{"ops":[{"insert":"Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill"},{"insert":"\n","attributes":{"header":1}},{"insert":"Known among the general public as \u0027the pill\u0027, the combined oral contraceptive pill (COCP) contains synthetic forms of estrogen and progesterone.\n\nBoth of these agents contribute to prevent ovulation; in addition, progesterone also increases the thickness of cervical mucus, and impedes the entrance of sperm into uterine cavity.\n\nWith proper use, the COCP is over 99% effective in preventing conception.\n\nIn addition to its high efficacy and reversibility, the \u0022pill\u0022 also conveys noncontraceptive benefits; these include reduction in the incidence of dysmenorrhea, premenstrual syndrome, and endometriosis, and protection against ovarian and endometrial cancer.\n\nHowever, the COCP also has several drawbacks; of these, venous thromboembolism is the "}]}

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