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, "Birth Control: 3 Different Types and How They Work," 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, "The History and Evolution of Birth Control in America," 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, "Fertility Apps Are Multiplying. But Are They Reliable?," 24 May 2018 Our modification is a big step forward in the process of developing a nonhormonal male birth control pill. Smithsonian, "Heart-Stopping Arrow Poison Could Be the Key to Male Birth Control," 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, "Birth Control Pills Protect Against Cancer, Too," 11 Dec. 2017 Switch to nonhormonal birth control; if your doctor agrees, try bioidentical hormones for menopausal migraines. Alexis Reliford, Good Housekeeping, "12 Sneaky Things That Might Be Causing That Headache," 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, "Adult Acne: Why It Occurs and How to Get Rid of It," 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, "The Search for a New Form of Birth Control, This Time for Men," 16 Oct. 2017

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1925, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonhormonal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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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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