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Is estradiol 1mg per day effective as a birth control pill?
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Dr. Gregory Gapp
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: No
Estradiol is not effective to prevent conception.
The progestational component of the birth control pill such as norethindrone, norgestimate, drosperinone is what suppresses ovulation which is what causes the pill to prevent pregnancy. Estradiol is an estrogen, which is in the pill in order to prevent unpredictable bleeding but estrogen does not provide contraception.

In brief: No
Estradiol is not effective to prevent conception.
The progestational component of the birth control pill such as norethindrone, norgestimate, drosperinone is what suppresses ovulation which is what causes the pill to prevent pregnancy. Estradiol is an estrogen, which is in the pill in order to prevent unpredictable bleeding but estrogen does not provide contraception.
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