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an oral contraceptive for women, containing the hormones estrogen and progesterone or progesterone alone, that inhibits ovulation, fertilization, or implantation of a fertilized ovum, causing temporary infertility.
Contemporary Examples

Whither the Women’s Movement? Judith Barnett July 18, 2014
Dear GOP, Stop Talking About Women’s Bodies Sally Kohn January 26, 2014
New York’s Plan B Outcry Lizzie Crocker September 28, 2012


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