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What is 17P?

The abbreviation 17P stands for 17-alphahydroxyprogesterone caproate. It’s a type of progesterone, a hormone naturally produced by the placenta during pregnancy. The medication 17P is prescribed by a doctor to help prevent preterm birth.

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