Definitions for "Birth control pill"
Also known as “oral contraceptive,” is one of the most effective reversible methods of birth control. Oral contraceptives contain hormones that prevent the ovaries from releasing an egg or prevent the sperm from reaching the egg.
Pills which are able to prevent pregnancy. Currently, the most commonly used birth control pills contain small amounts of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone.
a contraceptive in the form of a pill containing estrogen and progestin to inhibit ovulation and so prevent conception