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Birth control is any medically approved method of preventing pregnancy.
The majority of birth control pills on the market, or other hormone based birth control, prevent pregnancy in a two step method. The first is the thickening of cervical mucous which makes it more difficult for the sperm to reach the egg for fertilization. The second step is the alteration is the uterus wall to prevent a fertilized egg from attaching to the uterus to begin to grow into a fetus. Hormonal based contraceptives work this way including birth control pills, the mini pill, injected birth control, birth control patches, and hormone based birth control rings.
L-Norgestrel

L-Norgestrel

L-Norgestrel is a synthetic progesterone, which is mainly used as a major ingredient in hormonal contraceptives. It is available in numerous brand names like Follistrel, Levonorgestrelum, Microval, Nordette, and Trivora. more...

Brand name(s): Triphasil, Levlen, Levonorgestrel,
Levonorgestrel

Levonorgestrel

Levonorgestrel is a synthetic progestogen. Progestogens are hormones that produce the same effects to those of progesterone. One of the uses of these progestogens is for birth control or contraception. Levonorgestrel prevent pregnancy through several dif more...

Brand name(s): Levlen, Duofem,
Allyloestrenol

Allyloestrenol

Bearing a life underneath a woman’s tummy is such a wonderful occurrence. However, different conditions may threaten the general health of both the mother and the child. Some fetuses give up on the first trimester period, some on the second trimester, and more...

Brand name(s): Gestanin, Gestanol, Gestanon, Gestormone, Orageston, Organon, Perselin, Turinal,
Cyproterone

Cyproterone

Cyproterone belongs to a group of drugs called antiandrogen which suppresses the activity of testosterone on the tissues. It blocks the androgen receptors, preventing the androgen from joining with them while suppressing the growth of luteinizing hormone more...

Brand name(s): Diane, Dianette, Estelle,
Drospirenone

Drospirenone

Birth control is a widening concern at a time that women are becoming more adept at acquiring their own careers. Since both the man and wife are racing to climb up the corporate ladder, nobody is usually left at home to mind the children. Women also do no more...

Brand name(s): Yasmin,
Estradiol

Estradiol

Estradiol, which is also prescribed as Estrace Vaginal Cream, is commonly used to treat symptoms of menopause such as itching, dryness, or burning of the vaginal area, as well as the urgent need to urinate and irritation while urinating. Estradiol is not more...

Brand name(s): Estrace, Evex,
Ethinyl Estradiol

Ethinyl estradiol

Ethinyl Estradiol (EE) was derived from natural estradiol. EE is taken orally and it has become the estrogen used in virtually all modern formulations contraceptives like, the Pill. more...

Brand name(s): Alesse, Mircette, Triphasil, Estradiol, Desogen, Levlen, Ovral, Estrace, Diane,
Medroxyprogesterone

Medroxyprogesterone

The female hormone, Medroxyprogesterone, also known as progesterone, is processed from progestin. Progestins cause changes in the uterus inner lining (endometrium) to prepare for the secretory phase of a womans menstrual cycle. Progestins ready the endo more...

Brand name(s): Provera, Progesterone,
Misoprostol

Misoprostol

Misoprostol has shown to have potent gastrointestinal and gynecological effects. However, individuals should be aware about proper consumption to avoid adverse effects. Misoprostol is the generic name of the FDA-approved drug which is also known under th more...

Brand name(s): Cytotec,