Ortho Tri-Cyclen is a brand name of birth control pill. Ortho Tri-Cyclen contains two types of hormones, norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol, it inhibits the hormones that signal the ovaries to prepare an egg and send it to the uterus. It also thickens the cervical mucus, making it difficult for sperm to enter the uterus. Ortho Tri Cyclen is a birth control pill which provides you with a low daily dose of hormones that prevent pregnancy. Ortho Tri Cyclen contains a combination of female hormones that prevent ovulation.