the deliberate prevention of conception or impregnation by any of various drugs, techniques, or devices; birth control.
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How to use contraception in a sentence
In recent months, several former Bachelor cast members have used their Instagram accounts to promote the fertility awareness app Natural Cycles as a method of contraception.Bachelor Stars Are Promoting a Birth Control App on Instagram That Experts Say Uses One of the Least Effective Contraceptive Methods | Megan McCluskey | February 4, 2021 | Time
However, the ads do not say that FAMs are widely considered one of the least effective contraception methods.Bachelor Stars Are Promoting a Birth Control App on Instagram That Experts Say Uses One of the Least Effective Contraceptive Methods | Megan McCluskey | February 4, 2021 | Time
In addition, she notes, King County high school students can access contraception and STI testing at on-site health suites.Teen romance in the age of covid: What parents need to know | Elizabeth Heubeck | January 6, 2021 | Washington Post
Based on historical trends, we predict that women’s education and access to contraception will continue to increase this century.How Rising Education for Women Is Shaping the Global Population - Facts So Romantic | Kiki Sanford | August 19, 2020 | Nautilus
In fact, we’re poised to drop below current levels by the end of the century—if goals for educating women and providing contraception are met.How Rising Education for Women Is Shaping the Global Population - Facts So Romantic | Kiki Sanford | August 19, 2020 | Nautilus
And if the Little Sisters prevail, the entire contraception mandate falls.RFRA Madness: What’s Next for Anti-Democratic ‘Religious Exemptions’ | Jay Michaelson | November 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And to other parts of the Affordable Care Act, not just the so-called “contraception mandate.”RFRA Madness: What’s Next for Anti-Democratic ‘Religious Exemptions’ | Jay Michaelson | November 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Refuting critics who say he is anti-contraception, Gardner is calling for over-the-counter sale of birth control pills.
contraception is not abortion, and those who misunderstand this subject do harm to the pro-life cause.
The eight others wrote back with stories about a variety of health conditions that caused them to take some form of contraception.
There's a new oral contraception technique he's evolved which may be quite efficacious.This Crowded Earth | Robert Bloch
The practice of contraception is a debatable question, and one on which the most varied evidence has been given.
Whether or not it succeeds in changing the law it will, like the Bradlaugh-Besant episode, spread contraception widely.Applied Eugenics | Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
British Dictionary definitions for contraception
the intentional prevention of conception by artificial or natural means. Artificial methods in common use include preventing the sperm from reaching the ovum (using condoms, diaphragms, etc), inhibiting ovulation (using oral contraceptive pills), preventing implantation (using intrauterine devices), killing the sperm (using spermicides), and preventing the sperm from entering the seminal fluid (by vasectomy). Natural methods include the rhythm method and coitus interruptus: Compare birth control, family planning
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Cultural definitions for contraception
Any practice that serves to prevent conception during sexual activity.
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