Oral contraceptive pill
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Two types of female oral contraceptive pill, taken once per day, are widely available:
- The combined oral contraceptive pill contains estrogen and a progestin
- The progestogen-only pill
- Ormeloxifene is a selective estrogen receptor modulator which offers the benefit of only having to be taken once a week.
Emergency contraception pills ("morning after pills") are taken at the time of intercourse, or within a few days afterwards:
- Male oral contraceptives are currently not available commercially, although several possibilities are in various stages of research and development
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