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Nutrition Through The Life Cycle

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ISBN: 9781337919333
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The current generation of oral contraceptives increases the risk of iron deficiency.

______ True

______ False

Summary Introduction

To examine: Whether the statement “The current generation of oral contraceptives increases the risk of iron deficiency” is true or false.

Introduction: Oral contraceptives or birth control pills are used to prevent pregnancy. They contain forms of estrogen and/or progesterone hormone (natural or synthetic form). The mode of action of these contraceptives is usually to suppress the action of hormones involved in the normal ovulation process or blocking the entry of sperm by inducing cervical mucus to become thick and sticky.

Explanation

Oral contraceptives for males are being developed but are currently not used. In women, iron status of the body is impacted by mensuration-related blood loss. However, the present generation of oral contraceptives (third generation) is based on progesterone type which includes desogestrel, gestodene, and norgestodene. This progestin has less androgenic properties. Their use has a less side effect than earlier generation contraceptives...

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