Definition of contraception
: deliberate prevention of conception or impregnation
contraceptiveplay \ˌkän-trə-ˈsep-tiv\ adjective or noun
Recent Examples of contraception from the Web
During her time at Planned Parenthood, Cockrum advocated to make emergency contraception available over the counter; to allow Planned Parenthood patients to use Medicaid for health care services; and to expand beyond abstinence-only education.
Research shows that increasing access to contraception reduces abortion, but the Trump administration has allowed states to cut funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides free and low-cost birth control.
National media outlets reported last month that President Donald Trump’s administration was considering a religious or moral exemption to the birth control mandate for employers that critics say would allow anyone to drop contraception coverage.
Federal law already prohibits Medicaid funds being used to pay for abortions, so the funding cut would affect other services like contraception and STD and HIV screenings.
The economy, and therefore every employer in the country, owes a huge debt of gratitude to contraception.
Because PrEP does not prevent other sexually transmitted infections or pregnancy, continued condom and contraception use is highly encouraged.
Studies show access to contraception is key to reducing the teen pregnancy rate.
Daverth said California invested in comprehensive sex education and access to contraception.
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Origin and Etymology of contraception
contra- + conception
First Known Use: 1886See Words from the same year
CONTRACEPTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of contraception for English Language Learners
: things that are done to prevent a woman from becoming pregnant
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