birth control

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birth control

noun

: things that are done to keep a woman from becoming pregnant

Full Definition of BIRTH CONTROL

1
:  control of the number of children born especially by preventing or lessening the frequency of conception :  contraception
2
:  contraceptive devices or preparations

First Known Use of BIRTH CONTROL

1914

birth control

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BIRTH CONTROL

1
: control of the number of children born especially by preventing or lessening the frequency of conception : contraception
2
: contraceptive devices or preparations

birth control

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Voluntary limiting of human reproduction, using such means as contraception, sexual abstinence, surgical sterilization, and induced abortion. The term was coined in 1914–15 by Margaret Sanger. Medically, birth control is often advised when childbirth might endanger the mother’s health or substantial risk exists of bearing a severely disabled child. Socially and economically, limitation of reproduction frequently reflects a desire to maintain or improve family living standards. Most religious leaders now generally agree that some form of fertility regulation is desirable, though the means are strongly debated. See also family planning.

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