- regulation of the number of children born through the deliberate control or prevention of conception.Compare family planning(def 1).
Origin of birth control
An Americanism dating back to 1914
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Examples from the Web for birth control
Singled out for opprobrium was the planned exhibit on Margaret Sanger, birth-control crusader and godmother of Planned Parenthood.Michele Bachmann’s Crazy War on Women’s History
May 8, 2014
Nearly 90 percent of Latinos favor the new health-care provision for birth-control coverage without co-pays.When the Law Targets Latinos: The Battles Yet to Be Fought
Jessica González-Rojas, Marielena Hincapié, Jennifer Ng’andu
July 12, 2012
In another version of the same guide, the agency did not discuss implantation in regard to these two birth-control options.
She added that the FDA is currently working on a 2012 version of the birth-control guide.
In another version of the same guide, the agency did not discuss implantation in regards to these two birth-control options.
They wish to investigate, say, the problem of birth-control; what do they do?Philosophy and The Social Problem
The problems of eugenics and of birth-control affect us all.
Of such sort are the majority of inflammatory suffragettes of the sex-hygiene and birth-control species.In Defense of Women
H. L. Mencken
It is needless to insist how intimately that secondary end of marriage is bound up with the practice of birth-control.
Birth-control is effecting, and promising to effect, many functions in our social life.
- limitation of child-bearing by means of contraceptionSee also family planning
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- Voluntary limitation or control of the number of children conceived, especially by planned use of contraceptive techniques.
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- Planned interference with conception in order to control the number of offspring born. Birth control techniques include drugs containing hormones, the diaphragm, and the intrauterine device.
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