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1

What does fertility mean?

How able a person is to have a baby

2

What is the name of the two hormones that are used to reduce fertility?

Oestrogen
Progesterone

3

What affect does oestrogen have on a woman's body?

Stops FSH
Switches on LH

4

Why does increasing the level of oestrogen in a woman's body stop her getting pregnant?

It stops FSH
So no eggs can mature

5

What is a contraceptive?

Something that prevents pregnancy

6

What is an oral contraceptive?

A 'pilll' that is swallowed to prevent pregnancy

7

The first version of the pill had high levels of what in it?

Oestrogen
Progesterone

8

What were the side-effects of high oestrogen and progesterone in the first version of the pill?

Blood clots

9

What does the new version of the pill contain and how is this better than the first version?

A lower dose of oestrogen so fewer side effects.

10

What are the PROs of the contraceptive pill?

Very effective at preventing pregnancy
Reduces the risk of getting some types of cancer

11

What are the CONs of the contraceptive pill?

There is still a small chance of getting pregnant.
IT can cause headaches
Doesn't protect against STD. (sexually transmitted disease)

12

What are the advantages of the 'progesterone-only pill'?

Fewer side effects