Hormonal Methods of Contraception: Introduction and Birth Control Pills


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The hormone (s) mimicked by oral contraceptives is/are?

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1. Some common side effects of birth control pills include?

2. Women with which characteristic are more susceptible to blood clots while on birth control?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These learning tools will assess what you know about hormonal methods of birth control, including how they work and their common side effects. Some of the things you'll be quizzed on include the goal of hormonal forms of birth control and the possible side effects of birth control pills.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Hormones mimicked by oral contraceptives
  • Side effects of birth control pills
  • Risk factors for blood clots while on birth control
  • Term for the signals that help the reproductive tract communicate with the rest of the body
  • Goal of hormonal forms of birth control

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about contraception in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how birth control pills work
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about hormonal birth control

Additional Learning

You should also review the related lesson called Hormonal Contraception Methods: Introduction and Birth Control Pills. This lesson has the following objectives:

  • Define hormonal forms of contraception
  • Learn how hormonal birth control works
  • Discuss what hormones are and how they affect reproduction
  • Learn about the different types of birth control pills
  • Review side effects associated with hormonal contraceptives