Hormonal contraceptives (the pill, the patch, and the vaginal ring) all contain a small amount of man-made estrogen and progestin hormones. These hormones work to inhibit the body's natural cyclical hormones to prevent pregnancy. Pregnancy is prevented by a combination of factors. The hormonal contraceptive usually stops the body from ovulating . Hormonal contraceptives also change the cervical mucus to make it difficult for the sperm to go through the cervix and find an egg. Hormonal contraceptives can also prevent pregnancy by changing the lining of the womb so it's unlikely the fertilized egg will be implanted.
Anything that is evidence-based from a medical perspective! I am not a nurse, but I did go through cancer treatment with a group of physicians who were very thorough in teaching me everything that they could. I am good at helping interpret bloodwork, particularly where heme profile with diff is concerned. I also have a mild form of CAH so seeing how var affected me and what my tolerance has been over these two cycles has been interesting. I already have some of the side-effects that var can cause just from being me so pushing the limit on dosing and sides for that has not been as much a concern. I do plan to do deca in the late spring and there are some sides there that I have a hard stop line for.