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High-Dose vs. Low-Dose Estrogen Contraceptives

When birth control pills first came out, they had much higher estrogen doses compared to today's birth control pills. Over the years, new birth control pills have gradually reduced the estrogen dose, as estrogen is responsible for many of the dangerous problems associated with birth control pills, like heart problems, blood clots, and strokes.
Although these new, low-dose birth control pills (such as Zenchent) are effective, they tend to provide less cycle control. This means that there is often more bleeding between periods (breakthrough bleeding) and, sometimes, heavier periods with low-dose pills. The high-dose birth control pills seem to control the growth of the endometrium (the lining of the uterus that is shed with bleeding) more than the low-dose pills.

How Does Zenchent Work?

Zenchent contains both an estrogen (ethinyl estradiol) and a progestin (norethindrone). Combined oral contraceptives such as this are the most common type of birth control pills used today. Generally, they are more effective than progestin-only birth control pills.
The hormones in Zenchent prevent pregnancy primarily by stopping ovulation (the maturation and release of eggs from the ovaries). However, it also works to prevent pregnancy in two other, minor ways. Zenchent changes the cervical mucus (the fluid of the cervix, which is the lower, narrow part of the uterus that is connected to the vagina), making it more difficult for sperm to enter the uterus.
This drug also alters the lining of the uterus (the endometrium), making it less receptive to an embryo.

Can Children and Teens Use Zenchent?

Zenchent is approved for use in women of reproductive age. This means that it should not be used in girls who have not yet had their first menstrual period.
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