Flashcards in Reducing Fertility Deck (12)
What does fertility mean?
How able a person is to have a baby
What is the name of the two hormones that are used to reduce fertility?
What affect does oestrogen have on a woman's body?
Switches on LH
Why does increasing the level of oestrogen in a woman's body stop her getting pregnant?
It stops FSH
So no eggs can mature
What is a contraceptive?
Something that prevents pregnancy
What is an oral contraceptive?
A 'pilll' that is swallowed to prevent pregnancy
The first version of the pill had high levels of what in it?
What were the side-effects of high oestrogen and progesterone in the first version of the pill?
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.
What are the PROs of the contraceptive pill?
Very effective at preventing pregnancy
Reduces the risk of getting some types of cancer
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)