non·​hor·​mon·​al | \ ˌnän-hȯr-ˈmō-nᵊl How to pronounce nonhormonal (audio) \

Definition of nonhormonal

: not hormonal : not relating to, utilizing, or caused by hormones a nonhormonal contraception method nonhormonal acne

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Recent Examples on the Web Copper IUDs, the only nonhormonal option, make the lining of the uterus inhospitable to sperm. Ginny Graves, Allure, 8 Apr. 2019 These nonhormonal early versions probably worked by interfering with ovulation, fertilization, or implantation by causing mild inflammation of the endometrium. Carolyn Todd, Allure, 12 July 2018 And nonhormonal options such as the copper coil have been reported as painful to insert and tied to longer, heavier periods. Saabira Chaudhuri, WSJ, 24 May 2018 Our modification is a big step forward in the process of developing a nonhormonal male birth control pill. Smithsonian, 31 Jan. 2018 Both nonhormonal IUDs like the Paragard (or copper IUD) and hormone-releasing IUDs provide long-term, reversible contraception, Dr. Manson said. Roni Caryn Rabin, New York Times, 11 Dec. 2017 Switch to nonhormonal birth control; if your doctor agrees, try bioidentical hormones for menopausal migraines. Alexis Reliford, Good Housekeeping, 27 Sep. 2017 For a more targeted acne treatment, Zeichner suggests topical dapsone, found in Aczone, a treatment for both hormonal and nonhormonal acne that's gentle enough for those with irritation-prone skin. Lauren Hubbard, Allure, 16 Oct. 2017 Aaron Hamlin is executive director of the Male Contraception Initiative, a nonprofit that funds and advocates for nonhormonal male birth control. Sumathi Reddy, WSJ, 16 Oct. 2017

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1925, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonhormonal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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non·​hor·​mo·​nal | \ -hȯr-ˈmōn-ᵊl How to pronounce nonhormonal (audio) \

Medical Definition of nonhormonal

: not hormonal : not relating to, utilizing, or caused by hormones nonhormonal therapies nonhormonal acne


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