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Bottle of ‘Eticyclin’ tablets, England, 1954-1971

‘Eticyclin’ is a combined oestrogen and progestin contraceptive pill. Oestrogen and progestin are hormones. They regulate many functions of the body. These include growth and reproduction. Such hormones are also used medically to compensate for low levels of natural hormones, for example to promote growth. They are extracted from animals or manufactured synthetically. ‘Eticyclin’ is made by Ciba Laboratories in England.

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Glossary: bottle

Vessels having a neck and mouth considerably narrower than the body, used for packaging and containing liquid and dry preparations

Glossary: contraception

The use of methods and techniques to prevent pregnancy from sex.

Glossary: oral contraceptive pill

A drug containing hormones, taken to stop pregnancy.

Glossary: ethinyloestradiol

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