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How can Oestrogen be used to reduce fertility?
Oestrogen can be used to prevent the release of an egg so it is a method of contraception.If it is taken everyday the egg development and production will eventually stop.
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What does progesterone do?
progesterone reduces fertility by stimulating the production of thick cervical mucus which prevents any sperm getting through and reaching an egg.
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What is the pill?
The pill is an oral contraceptive which contained high levels of oestrogen and progesterone. It now contains lower doses of oestrogen and has fewer side effects.
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Advantages of the pill?
the pill is over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. It also reduces the risk of getting some types of cancer.
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disadvantages of the pill?
it isn't 100% effective and there is still a very slight chance of getting pregnant. It can cause side effects like headaches, nausea, irregular menstrual bleeding and fluid retention. It doesn't protect from STI's.
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