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Birth control pills deliver synthetic ___ .

  1. a. estrogens and progesterone
  2. b. LH and FSH
  3. c. testosterone
  4. d. oxytocin and prostaglandins

Summary Introduction

Concept introduction: Fertilization is the process where the male and female gametes unite to form the zygote, and thus the female gets conceived. Due to population explosion and to avoid unplanned pregnancy, contraception methods were introduced.

Explanation

Reason for correct statement:

Birth control pills are the most common and easy fertility control method. The birth control pills contain synthetic hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. The estrogen and progesterone help to inhibit both the ovarian and menstrual cycles together. Thus, unplanned pregnancy can be prevented. The pregnancy rate after using oral contraceptives or birth control pills is less than 1% per year.

Option a. is given as “estrogens and progesterone”.

As oral contraceptives have synthetic estrogens and progesterones, the correct answer is option a.

Reasons for incorrect statements:

Option b. is given as “LH and FSH”...

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