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Therapy-related issues: obstetrics, gynaecology, and urinary tract disorders

Philip Wiffen, Marc Mitchell, Melanie Snelling and Nicola Stoner

in Oxford Handbook of Clinical Pharmacy

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199603640
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191730610 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199603640.003.0022

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Therapy-related issues: obstetrics, gynaecology, and urinary tract disorders

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Hormonal contraception 460

Contraception has been an important part of human lives since the time of the early Egyptians. While methods have changed dramatically over the years, the purpose remains the same—to control fertility.

Most methods used today are female-driven and involve hormones. These methods are very effective in preventing pregnancy when taken or used as directed. Barrier methods rely on their availability at the time of intercourse and are more efficacious when used with spermicides....

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Subjects: Pharmacology

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