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a synthetic form of estrogen used in combination with a progestin in oral contraceptives

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We've come a long way from the 1960s, when OCs that delivered a daily dose of 150 [micro]g of mestranol (mestranol is 3-methoxy ethinyl estradiol) or 50 [micro]g of ethinyl estradiol were widely prescribed.
Combination OCPs typically contain the estrogen ethinyl estradiol (EE) or its precursor, mestranol, which is metabolized into EE, and one of the 9 progestins available in the United States.
Norethynodrel is a synthetic progestin used either as single entity drug or in combination with estrogen, such as ethinylestradiol or mestranol in oral contraceptives [9].
En 1956 se usa la primera pildora anticonceptiva de progesterona, y en 1958, se incorpora el mestranol (estrogeno).
Originally prescribed 40 years ago for contraception in daily doses of 100 [mu]g of ethinyl estradiol or mestranol, most birth control pills now contain between 20 and 35 [mu]g.
The most popular remedy prescribed for treating delayed menstruation (especially in areas outside the city limits) was an oral contraceptive brand containing mestranol and norethindrone (Gestex, manufactured by the drug company Medichem).