contraception

noun
con·​tra·​cep·​tion | \ ˌkän-trə-ˈsep-shən How to pronounce contraception (audio) \

Definition of contraception

: deliberate prevention of conception or impregnation

Other Words from contraception

contraceptive \ ˌkän-​trə-​ˈsep-​tiv How to pronounce contraception (audio) \ adjective or noun

Examples of contraception in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Private insurers do not always cover the full cost of contraception, despite the A.C.A. requirement. Sheryl Gay Stolberg, New York Times, 13 June 2022 That prompted the approval of emergency contraception, but with an arbitrary age limit of 18. Dana Singiser, STAT, 8 June 2022 The law also does not apply to the use of morning-after pills such as Plan B or any type of contraception. CBS News, 26 May 2022 The law also does not apply to the use of morning-after pills such as Plan B or any type of contraception. Sean Murphy, Anchorage Daily News, 26 May 2022 The bill also does not apply to the use of Plan B, other morning-after pills or any type of contraception. Arkansas Online, 20 May 2022 For a year, the couples relied only on the male side of contraception to avoid pregnancy. Manasee Wagh, Popular Mechanics, 20 May 2022 Notably, women who are on hormonal birth control should use other means of contraception while taking the medication and until one menstrual period after the end of the treatment. Annalisa Merelli, Quartz, 18 May 2022 The coalition is also calling for legislation to require no-cost insurance coverage of all forms of emergency contraception — medication that can prevent a pregnancy if used within a short window of time. Laura Crimaldi, BostonGlobe.com, 14 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of contraception

1886, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for contraception

contra- + conception

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The first known use of contraception was in 1886

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Last Updated

17 Jun 2022

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“Contraception.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/contraception. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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More Definitions for contraception

contraception

noun
con·​tra·​cep·​tion | \ ˌkän-trə-ˈsep-shən How to pronounce contraception (audio) \

Medical Definition of contraception

: deliberate prevention of conception or impregnation

Other Words from contraception

contraceptive \ -​ˈsep-​tiv How to pronounce contraception (audio) \ adjective or noun

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