Summary: The First Birth Control Pills

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Women take the pill by mouth to prevent pregnancy and it is effective for up to 99.9% when taken in the right way. However, the pill has nothing to do with protecting the body against sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV which is the virus that causes AIDS. The best protection from most STDs was provided by the latex male condom as what some people believe. The patch and the vaginal ring are other types of combined estrogen and progestin hormonal contraceptive. The Enovid-10, which was the first birth control pills, was manufactured by G.D. Searle and Company. It contained 9.85 milligrams of the artificial progrestational hormone norethynodrel and 0.15 milligrams of the estrogenic hormone mestranol. These dosages contain about 10 times
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