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Birth control pill - series: Normal female anatomy

 Normal female anatomy

Birth control pill - series

  • Normal female anatomy
  • FSH and LH from pituitary gland
  • Release of estrogen
  • Release of LH
  • Birth control pill
  • Progestin in pill
  • The internal female reproductive organs include the uterus, ovaries, cervix and vagina. These organs are necessary to produce a successful pregnancy. To prevent pregnancy, birth control pills affect how these organs normally function.

    Update Date: 5/6/2007

    Updated by: Rachel A. Lewis, MD, FAAP, Columbia University Pediatric Faculty Practice, New York, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.

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