contraception

noun
con·tra·cep·tion | \ˌkän-trə-ˈsep-shən \

Definition of contraception 

: deliberate prevention of conception or impregnation

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Other Words from contraception

contraceptive \ˌkän-trə-ˈsep-tiv \ adjective or noun

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Religion Judge Kavanaugh disagreed with his colleagues in a 2015 case about a part of the Affordable Care Act that required insurers to cover contraception. Charlie Savage, New York Times, "Brett Kavanaugh on the Issues: Abortion, Guns, Climate and More," 10 July 2018 Injectables are the most commonly used form of contraception for women in Africa. Alex Platt, CNN, "Trump's ban on global abortion funding has led to more abortions," 24 May 2018 As recently as 2015, Kavanaugh argued that the Affordable Care Act’s free contraception coverage imposes on religious freedom. Lauren Young, Teen Vogue, "Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh's Track Record on Gun Control, Reproductive Rights, and More," 10 July 2018 Without access to contraception, Dija became pregnant with her third child last October. Alex Platt, CNN, "Trump's ban on global abortion funding has led to more abortions," 24 May 2018 Pharmacists started seeking the right to be able to not provide emergency contraception. Angela Chen, The Verge, "A law professor explains why Walgreens can deny birth control prescriptions — and how policies might change," 26 June 2018 And its exploration of the erosion of protections for contraception raises questions about how safe those rights are today. Erin Blakemore, Washington Post, "Here’s what a world without birth control might be like," 14 Apr. 2018 In the area of contraception, the two jurists have not been far apart. Richard Wolf, USA TODAY, "Will Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh deliver the change conservatives crave?," 10 July 2018 The Department of Health and Human Services, which is headed by Secretary Alex Azar, proposed in October changes that would allow employers to deny insurance coverage for contraception. Stephanie Armour, WSJ, "Clinics That Provide On-Site Abortions Stand to Lose Millions Under New Plan," 18 May 2018

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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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contraception

noun

English Language Learners Definition of contraception

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

contraception

noun
con·tra·cep·tion | \ˌkän-trə-ˈsep-shən \

Medical Definition of contraception 

: deliberate prevention of conception or impregnation

Other Words from contraception

contraceptive \-ˈsep-tiv \ adjective or noun

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