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Progestogens are a subclass of sex steroid with key effects on preparing the female genital tract for reception of fertilized ovum and maintenance of pregnancy.

Synthetic progestogens are used in menstrual disorders and within the oral contraceptive pill. They include:

  • mifepristone
  • dydrogesterone
  • medroxyprogesterone acetate
  • norethisterone
  • ethisterone
  • norgestrel


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