nonhormonal

adjective

non·​hor·​mon·​al ˌnän-hȯr-ˈmō-nᵊl How to pronounce nonhormonal (audio)
: not hormonal : not relating to, utilizing, or caused by hormones
a nonhormonal contraception method
nonhormonal acne

Examples of nonhormonal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During the menopause transition, treatment options usually combine a modification of lifestyle factors, nonhormonal interventions, and often hormone therapy (HT). Fiorella Valdesolo, Vogue, 14 June 2023 Finally, in 2020, Evofem was able to launch that drug, a nonhormonal contraceptive gel called Phexxi. Maria Aspan, Fortune, 5 Apr. 2023 There are many menopause treatment options—hormonal and nonhormonal—available to give you a better quality of life. Macaela MacKenzie, Glamour, 15 Mar. 2023 Evofem Biosciences makes a nonhormonal birth control called Phexxi. Natallie Rocha, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Mar. 2023 Is there a nonhormonal LARC option for trans men? Lane Gillespie, SELF, 29 Sep. 2022 In a 2021 study, the highest proportion of people who wanted a different method of birth control were those using hormonal birth control; people using nonhormonal methods were six times as likely to be satisfied with their contraception than the opposing group. Sarah Sloat, Wired, 15 Aug. 2022 But since 2018, the FDA has approved several new and novel contraceptive methods such as Annovera, a vaginal contraceptive ring that is replaced each year; Twirla, a low-dose transdermal contraceptive patch; and Phexxi, a nonhormonal, on-demand contraceptive vaginal gel. Kathleen “cook” Uhl, STAT, 15 Dec. 2021 Symptoms of hot flashes can be treated with nonhormonal therapy. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 21 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonhormonal was in 1925

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“Nonhormonal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonhormonal. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

nonhormonal

adjective
non·​hor·​mo·​nal -hȯr-ˈmōn-ᵊl How to pronounce nonhormonal (audio)
: not hormonal : not relating to, utilizing, or caused by hormones
nonhormonal therapies
nonhormonal acne
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