[quote=mikew262]Thank you!! I couldn’t seem to get that across to hardly anybody. Most of the more common contraceptives do not cause abortions (Condoms, spermicides, sponge, diaphragm); rather they stop the egg and sperm from coming in contact with each other (or kill the sperm). The original “Pill”'s main purpose was to stop ovulation, but it’s not foolproof, if the egg happens to get produced and is fertilized, then yes it may get expelled. Morning after pills and other devices/drugs do exist and are designed to expell the fetus. .
You are welcome! From what I’ve read, the original pill with the higher amount of estrogen was more effective in preventing ovulation. I disagree that ECPs (emergency contraception) are designed to expel an embyo but it is possible since they contain contain estrogen and progestin, like combination OCs. Also, when these are taken in the cycle would bre important in how they would work to prevent a pregnancy.
As for all hormonal and IUD/IUS contraceptives, then you are correct that these methods all hormonal are abortifacients.
Oh dear, that is poorly written. But, I am certain ya’ll know that I meant all hormonal and IUD/IUS contraceptives are abortifactients.
Wow, they admit 92%? That’s not very reliable IMO.
That is probably the typical use effectiveness, which is reported as 95% effetive in other sources.
The Pill stops ovulation, preventing the ovaries from releasing eggs. The Pill also thickens cervical mucus, making it harder for sperm to enter the uterus. The hormones in the Pill prevent fertilization.
Fails to mention the changes in the lining of the uterus, which is on the package insert.