birth control

noun

Definition of birth control

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

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Within a year, more than 1 million women had prescriptions for birth control. Steve Marble, latimes.com, "George Rosenkranz, the chemist who changed the world with ‘the pill,’ dies at 102," 27 June 2019 But instead of an advance for birth control, the team regarded it as a fertility treatment, and it was initially developed for pregnant women to avert miscarriages. Robert D. Mcfadden, BostonGlobe.com, "George Rosenkranz, a developer of the birth control pill, dies at 102," 26 June 2019 How important is birth control then to the Republican Party? Fox News, "Laura Ingraham: The radical takeover of California," 8 Mar. 2018 Many groups sued the federal government when they were required by the 2010 Affordable Care Act to provide birth control to employees as part of health insurance coverage. Maggie Fox, NBC News, "Trump HHS reverses Obama protections for medical providers," 19 Jan. 2018 Foster said there are many reasons a woman might skip picking up her birth control. Elizabeth Lawrence, USA TODAY, "Twelve months of birth control pills at once is beneficial, new research says," 8 July 2019 This article is a part of a series on birth control. The Editors, Marie Claire, "Every Contraception Method Out There," 14 June 2019 But the pill also generated intense debates over promiscuity and the morality of birth control. Robert D. Mcfadden, BostonGlobe.com, "George Rosenkranz, a developer of the birth control pill, dies at 102," 26 June 2019 But the pill also generated intense debates over promiscuity and the morality of birth control. Robert D. Mcfadden, New York Times, "George Rosenkranz, a Developer of the Birth Control Pill, Dies at 102," 23 June 2019

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First Known Use of birth control

1876, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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birth control

noun

English Language Learners Definition of birth control

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

birth control

noun

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

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