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  • History of Oral Contraceptives Post 2

    Posted on August 1st, 2011 Patricia No comments

    The modern-day contraceptive has its roots in the science of endocrinology, which has provided the understanding of the human ovulatory cycle and thus help develop effective contraception. In order to be fertilized, an ovum must first mature while still within its ovarian follicle. Its maturation is prompted by the release of follicle-stimulating hormone from the anterior pituitary gland. The release of this hormone is inhibited when the concentration of the estrogenic hormones, which modulates phases of the menstrual cycle, rises in the blood. Thus modern oral contraceptives inhibit the maturation of the follicles and their ova, so that fertilization can’t occur, by keeping estrogen concentrations in the blood at relatively high levels. Read the rest of this entry »

  • History of Oral Contraceptives Post 1

    Posted on July 25th, 2011 Patricia No comments

    Writers and physicians of days gone by did not understand conception as we do. They believed that conception occurred after sexual union but that the male seed started to grow in the female body. It was assumed that the female did not possess a seed. The female body only provided the nourishment to the seed implanted by the male. Read the rest of this entry »