Publication Date

Spring 5-3-2013


College of Arts and Sciences


Nursing (B.S.N.)

Primary Subject Area

Women's Studies; Health Sciences, Obstetrics and Gynecology; Health Sciences, Nursing; Health Sciences, Pharmacology


Oral, Contraceptives, Cyclic, Continuous, Protestant, Catholic


Chemicals and Drugs | Medicine and Health Sciences | Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences


Cyclic oral contraceptive and continuous oral contraceptives have many similarities yet a few distinct differences. One of the major differences between cyclic and continuous oral contraceptives is that cyclic oral contraceptive pills have twenty one active pills and seven inactive pills versus the new continuous oral contraceptive pills which have 28 active pills and no inactive pills. However, though cyclic and continuous oral contraceptives do have a few differences, both types of oral contraceptives affect a woman’s body in similar ways. When choosing between cyclic and continuous oral contraceptives, it is important for women to be informed about the advantages and disadvantages of both continuous and cyclic oral contraceptive pills.

Also, over the years, there have been debates between religious groups regarding oral contraceptives. The two religions that have prominent views on this topic are Catholic and Protestant. A few followers from each religion will be chosen to represent the religious group as a whole regarding the topic of oral contraceptives. The Bible will also be used as a source and cited for its writing related to oral contraceptives, marriage, sex, and children.