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What is ethinyl estradiol?

Ethinyl estradiol is a form of estrogen. Ethinyl estradiol is paired with other drugs in birth control medications called oral contraceptives which comes in tablet form. These drugs are also used in other forms of birth control products. These products include patches worn on the skin and flexible rings inserted into the vagina.

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