reproductive

adjective
re·pro·duc·tive | \ˌrē-prə-ˈdək-tiv \

Definition of reproductive 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or capable of reproduction highly reproductive wild geese

reproductive

noun

Definition of reproductive (Entry 2 of 2)

: an actual or potential parent specifically : a sexually functional social insect

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Adjective

reproductively adverb

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Globally, there are more than 200 million women who still lack access to contraceptives or reproductive health care, according to the United Nations Population Fund. Editors, USA TODAY, "World Cup semifinal, NATO summit: 5 things you need to know Wednesday," 11 July 2018 The decision could set a dangerous precedent for protecting those who misrepresent and lie about reproductive health care options. Elly Belle, Teen Vogue, "Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Crisis Pregnancy Centers in NIFLA v. Becerra," 26 June 2018 Thursday's decision, Carpentier said, ensures continued reproductive health care for thousands of people in the state. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, "Planned Parenthood keeps Title X funding in new Michigan budget," 22 June 2018 And fewer clinics means decreased access to essential reproductive health care for people who need it the most. SELF, "An Abortion Provider Explains What’s Really at Stake With Changes to Title X Funding," 21 June 2018 When Texas cut funding for Planned Parenthood in 2011, teen birth rates and abortions rose, while thousands of women went without reproductive health care. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Time, "Sen. Warren: Trump’s New Proposal Is Another Attempt by the Government to Control Women’s Bodies," 30 May 2018 And indeed, a year later, the same sentence could be inserted into nearly any article on the subject of reproductive care. Sam Escobar, Allure, "Ireland’s Vote to End Its Abortion Ban Is a Historic Victory for Reproductive Rights," 26 May 2018 More than 1 million low-income Californians could see new barriers to reproductive care under a proposal that the Department of Health and Human Services sent to the White House Friday. Trisha Thadani, San Francisco Chronicle, "1 million low-income Californians could be hurt by Trump family planning rules," 18 May 2018 Last week, three Planned Parenthood affiliates sued the Trump administration over Title X, a decades-old federal program that provides birth control and other reproductive health care services to millions of low-income people each year. Sophie Tatum, CNN, "Planned Parenthood plans its largest volunteer training effort as new battles wage over abortion rights," 7 May 2018

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First Known Use of reproductive

Adjective

1746, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1932, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reproductive was in 1746

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reproductive

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of reproductive

: relating to or involved in the production of babies, young animals, or new plants

reproductive

adjective
re·pro·duc·tive | \ˌrē-prə-ˈdək-tiv \

Kids Definition of reproductive

: relating to or concerned with the production of offspring reproductive cells

reproductive

adjective
re·pro·duc·tive | \ˌrē-prə-ˈdək-tiv \

Medical Definition of reproductive 

: of, relating to, functioning in, or capable of reproduction reproductive organs

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