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Is the pill norethindrone acetate usable as an effective birth control? if so what exactly does it do to prevent pregnancy?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Progestin: This is a progesterone mimicker. Its mechanism of action is to inhibit secretion of gonadotropins from pituitary gland and prevent lollicular matuaration. and ovulation. Other effects are to stimulate growth of mammary tissue. Many women will have some irregular bleeding with progestin like products.

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