What it is

Ortho-Cyclen contains a combination of female hormones, (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate), that prevent ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary). Ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate also causes a change in your cervical mucus and uterine lining, making it harder for sperm to reach the uterus and harder for a fertilized egg to attach to the uterus.

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