In the 1960s, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a contraceptive that allowed women to plan desired pregnancies and prevent unwanted pregnancies. Oral hormonal contraception ('the pill') uses synthetic hormones similar in structure to progesterone and/or estradiol. What is the pill's mechanism of action?
Use the information in the graph to explain how the pill affects each of the following:
(a) maturation of a follicle,
(b) thickening of the uterine lining during the follicular phase,
(c) probability of ovulation, and
(d) volume of menstrual fluid.
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